Twenty Minutes at Greene County Medical Center Could Save Your Life

Photo (left to right): Members of the Greene County Medical Center’s Imaging team, Sue Holden, Heather Booth and Jolene Wiley, encourage women 40 and over to get their annual mammogram this October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there is no better time to get your Mammogram. Greene County Medical Center can answer your questions about Breast Cancer and the screening procedures and assist with scheduling an appointment.

Greene County Medical Center’s 3-D mammography machine produces a clear 3-D image and also provides the Tyrer-Cuzick score, which measures the likelihood a person will have a specific gene mutation related to breast cancer. This score helps doctors estimate an individual’s level of risk for developing breast cancer and may help when making recommendations about screening.

Another important factor in Breast Cancer detection is to have routine physicals by your trusted Family Medicine Providers: Dr. Connolly; Dr. Fagg; Sara Fleecs, ARNP; Mary Pedersen, ARNP; Diana Smith, DNP; and Julie Nielsen, ARNP.

“At Greene County Medical Center, we pride ourselves in providing patient-centered care. We want to help you get well and stay well and by offering preventative care we can do just that,” says Jennifer Miller, Director of Imaging and Radiology at Greene County Medical Center. “Getting your annual mammogram takes just 20 minutes, and that 20-minute screening could save your life.”

Mammograms are available at Greene County Medical Center by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling Imaging and Radiology at 515-386-0443. This year the Radiology Department is offering convenient Friday evening and Saturday morning appointments as well. To schedule a physical, call the Family Medicine Clinic at 515-386-0500.