Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free mammograms on Saturday, March 9, 2013 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 Friday, March 1. Pre-registration is required. The event is open to women without health insurance or who are currently experiencing breast problems. Participants must be over 50 years of age and have not had a mammogram within a year.
During the hour-long appointment, patients will receive a clinical breast exam and mammography, breast health education and self-breast exam training. The screenings will be led by Howard M. Karpoff, M.D., FACS.
Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center Manager, Penny Lynch says, “We’re thrilled to offer this service to those in our community. Early detection is the key to preventing breast cancer and leads to more favorable outcomes.”
According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime and about 232,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2013.
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.