According to the National Cancer Institute, women over 40 should have a mammogram every one to two years. Additionally, results from randomized clinical trials and other students show that screening mammography can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 to 70, especially for those over age 50.
As a result, University of Phoenix has partnered with the Mary Ellen Locher Breast Center to educate women on their breast health and offer free mammogram screenings to women more than 40-years-old who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months. This event is open to women with and without insurance.
To schedule a free mammogram, interested women should call 495-4040 or 866.591-2254 (toll free).
The screenings will be held on Thursday from 1-7 p.m. at the University of Phoenix Chattanooga Campus, 1208 Point Centre Dr., Suite 100.