Health

Memorial Hospital nears goal for 3D mammography machine

Posted: Mar. 5, 2018 8:35 am

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced that $125,000 has been raised toward a 3-D mammography machine.

The goal for the campaign is $150,000.

Memorial Hospital staff said 3-D mammography screenings offer a clearer picture for those in need of a mammogram. The technology helps with early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.

Women 40 and older should have mammograms every one or two years. Women who are younger than 40 and have a risk factor for breast cancer should ask their provider whether they should have a mammogram and how often. About 85 percent of breast cancer occurs in women who have no family history of breast cancer, according to breastcancer.org.

Those interested in donating toward the mammography equipment are asked to contact Greta Wetzel, executive director of Memorial Hospital Foundation at 217-357-8502.

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