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Orange Regional Medical Center Offers Free Mammograms

November 20, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free mammograms on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Appointments are limited and must be made by Wednesday, December 5. Pre-registration is required. The event is open to women without health insurance or who are currently experiencing breast problems. Participants must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram within a year. Patients under 40 who are deemed high risk are also eligible. High risk eligibility will be determined during a phone consultation.

According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. Women aged 40 and over, should have a screening mammogram every year, as early detection is vital in the successful treatment of the disease.

Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center Manager, Penny Lynch says, “given that we know early detection is a key component to more favorable outcomes for women diagnosed with breast cancer, we’re proud to offer this service to those in our community.”

During the hour-long appointment, patients will receive a clinical breast exam and mammography, breast health education and self-breast exam training. Howard M. Karpoff, MD, FACS and Michele Greco, MD will be the participating physicians.

For more information and to register, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center
The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center is designed with the convenience of patients in mind. Located at the Orange Regional Medical Center Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road in Middletown, the Center provides a comprehensive breast care program with state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and services, together with clinicians who are experts in their field. The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center was designated by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and is fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Additionally, the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center has been granted a prestigious three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. As a National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC) Certified Participant, the Ray W. Moody M.D. Breast Center is currently the only certified participant in Orange County and only one of four in New York State. This distinguished honor represents a commitment to provide the highest quality breast healthcare to patients in the community.


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