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.
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.
Upcoming Buddy Check 19 Jewish Hospital Mobile Mammography stops include:
The American Cancer Society offers financial assistance for women who are un-insured or under-insured.