One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is the best defense against breast cancer.
On Thursday, May 16th, the “Love Yourself” project, coordinated through Cancer Services Program of Lewis/Jefferson County (CSP) and the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, is making it possible for under-insured and uninsured women throughout the tri-county area to receive free Breast Cancer Screenings. This is made possible through a partnership of local healthcare facilities including Samaritan Medical Center, Lewis County General, River Hospital, and Carthage Area Hospital, donating their time and services.
Woman can take advantage of the “Love Yourself” project by simply calling CSP at 376-5453. During the initial phone call, CSP will determine if the caller qualifies for the program and then provide the caller with a list of participating locations. The patient can then directly schedule the appointment with the location closest to them.
In Watertown, woman participating in the “Love Yourself” project will be directed to Samaritan’s Woman to Woman, for the breast exam. The patients can then choose to stay at Woman To Woman for the mammogram or go to Samaritan’s Watertown Breast Imaging.