Early detection is the key to surviving Breast Cancer. That's why FOX19 along with campaign spokeswomen Sheila Gray and Tricia Macke has developed "Buddy Check 19". The program promotes the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer by encouraging female viewers to perform monthly breast self-examinations.
"Buddy Check 19" is an on-going awareness campaign, with special focus centered on the 19th of every month. To participate, female viewers choose a “Buddy", and on the 19th, viewers and their “Buddies” are encouraged to call and remind each other to do their breast self-exam.
The American Cancer Society also strongly encourages women over the age of 40 to schedule a screening mammogram once a year.
As part of "Buddy Check 19" the Jewish Hospital Mobile Mammography Unit travels to a different location on or around the 19th of every month. The unit is staffed by radiologic technologists specialized in mammography from The Jewish Hospital, and uses the same FDA and Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA)-approved equipment as the hospital-based testing sites. The Mobile Mammography Unitl also utilizes the R2 ImageChecker, a computer-aided detection (CAD) system that detects 23.4 percent more breast cancers than mammography alone.
Mobile Mammography is treated as any other mammogram and is a covered benefit by most insurance companies. For best coverage, participants should verify that The Jewish Hospital is a panel provider with their insurance company.
Upcoming Buddy Check 19 Jewish Hospital Mobile Mammography stops include:
Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 9908-10 Colerain Avenue (IN CENTRAL PLAZA) - Cincinnati, Ohio 45239 Get Directions
Friday, November 17, 2006 - 7721 Cox Lane (IN TYLERSVILLE CORNER) - West Chester, Ohio 45069 (Get Directions)
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 7112 Turfway Road (NEAR KINKO'S) - Florence, Kentucky 41042 Get Directions
Call the Health Alliance to schedule an appointment at one of these stops:
The American Cancer Society offers financial assistance for women who are un-insured or under-insured.
"Buddy Check 19" is supported by the American Cancer Society, and the Health Alliance.