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National Cancer Month - Hillcrest Claremore in National Spotlight

The National Cancer Institute recommends women over the age of 40 get a mammogram screening every one to two years. However, not all women heed this recommendation. In fact, as many as 50 percent of insured women skip their annual mammogram, potentially leading to cases of breast cancer diagnosed at more advanced stages of development. 

Health care providers, along with national organizations, have been working to raise more awareness of the importance of annual mammogram screenings, but a popular new trend starting at the grass roots levels is getting attention right here in Claremore.

 

The List’s Erin Christy stopped by Hillcrest Claremore this week to find out more about “mammogram parties” and how one in particular is helping a local woman get back to a regular mammogram screening schedule.