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April 8, 2014

Health screenings to be offered

Corsicana — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth’s Wellness for Life mobile health unit will offer screening mammograms, well-woman exams and colon cancer screening kits for the community on Saturday, April 12. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 105 West Seventh Avenue, Corsicana.

Patients’ insurance will be billed directly. Those without insurance may qualify for fully-funded screenings. Those interested can register by calling 1-855-318-7696 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

“The Texas Health Resources Wellness for Life mobile health units come to people where they live and work, offering the community easy accessibility to health screenings and early detection services,” said Judith McAnally, community relations specialist for the program. “It’s staffed by family nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other health professionals. Medical oversight is provided by a board-certified physician on the Texas Health Fort Worth medical staff. Our goals are to increase awareness of cancer prevention and promote the benefits of cancer screenings to hopefully help save lives.”

Breast health screening will last approximately 15 to 20 minutes, including a four-view screening mammogram and breast health education. Mammograms are read by a board-certified radiologist, and the results are sent to the patient and her physician.

Women who are eligible for the mammograms must be: age 40 and over; have no personal history of breast cancer; not have breast implants; have no known breast lumps or breast problems; not be pregnant or nursing or nursed in the past six months; and not have had a mammogram in the past 12 months

Wellness for Life is a prevention and early detection program available to the community through the mobile health unit. The goals of Wellness for Life are to increase awareness of cancer prevention, promote the benefits of cancer screening and offer the community easy accessibility to health screening and early detection services. It’s staffed by family nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other health professionals. Medical oversight is provided by a board-certified physician member of the Texas Health Fort Worth medical staff.

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On the Web: www.texashealth.org/mobilehealth.

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