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Walk-in mammograms offered in Penn Yan, Geneva

Staff reports
The Chronicle-Express

Finger Lakes Health will be offering “Walk-In Screening Mammograms” on Wednesday, Jan. 20 in Penn Yan. More will be offered in upcoming months in Penn Yan and Geneva

Walk-In Screening Mammograms will be offered on the third Wednesday of each month from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology Department at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, 418 N. Main St., Penn Yan. The next ones will be Jan. 20.

They also are offered on the second Monday of each month in Geneva, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 to 4:30 p.m. in Women's Health Services, 200 North St., Suite 3030, located in the Medical Office Building adjacent to Geneva General Hospital .

3D Mammography is provided at Geneva General Hospital and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Digital breast tomosynthesis (tomo), also known as 3D mammography, is a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic breast-imaging tool to improve the early detection of breast cancer. During the 3D part of the exam, an x-ray arm sweeps over the breast, taking multiple images in seconds.

Patients do not need a referral nor will they incur a copay for a screening mammogram. For uninsured patients, the CSP of the Finger Lakes Region provides free screenings for colorectal, cervical and breast cancers for uninsured men and women. Please call 877-803-8070 to see if you are eligible for a free screening.

For more information, please call 315-787-4400 (Geneva) or 315-531-2544 (Penn Yan). To view the full schedule of walk-in screening mammograms, please visit flhealth.org/events.