Orleans Community Health urges breast cancer screenings for women 40 and older

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 25 October 2021 at 9:11 am

MEDINA – Orleans Community Health is urging women aged 40 and older to talk with their doctors during National Cancer Awareness Month in October about screening for breast cancer, OCH announced in a press release.

Women who can’t afford mammograms may be eligible for a free screening through the Cancer Services Program of New York State.

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Localized breast cancer has a 99% survival rate if detected early. Breast cancer screenings are critical for women older than 50. OCH reports the newest technology on the market has the lowest dose of radiation and is designed for women by women for a more comfortable experience. Orleans Community Health has made these advanced 3D mammograms accessible right here in the Medina community.

In this small community, there are on average 30 women diagnosed with breast cancer and four deaths annually. But when breast cancer is detected early, the five-year survival rate is well about 90 percent.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month and throughout the year, Orleans Community Health offers high quality women’s health care, including breast care services. They have the latest technology, touting the Senographe Pristina, which is the ONLY FDA-approved 3D mammography that delivers at the same low dose as 2D, the lowest patient dose of all FDA approved systems.

Anyone who is a woman 40 or older is asked not to skip their mammogram, but to call (585) 798-8054 or visit www.orleanscommunityhealth.com to schedule an appointment now.