Breast Health

 

Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women. Early detection helps the chances for rapid and successful treatment. The HMH Radiology Department features a full-service, digital Mammography Suite where women can comfortably receive their mammogram. Certified technicians can easily provide answers to patient questions. The Scenography DMR Mammography Unit consistently achieves the highest inspection and certification rating by the Division of Mammography Quality & Radiation Program of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

 

Digital mammography at Huntsville Memorial Hospital

 

Digital mammography enables physicians to view a clearer and easily enhanced mammogram, while the new MammoPad provides a softer, warmer mammogram for every woman. MammoPad has been clinically demonstrated to reduce discomfort for women during the compression portion of the exam.

 

To get more information on how you can schedule your mammogram at Huntsville Memorial, please call 936.435.7577. If you would like to find a physician who can treat you here in our community, please call 936.251.4595.

 

Walker County Mammogram Fund

 

Through the Walker County Mammogram Fund, Huntsville Memorial Hospital offers free mammograms to women over the age of 40 in low-income households. Eligibility is determined by the following criteria:

  • Household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level
  • No additional sources of income
  • Must be female and over the age of 40
  • Must be a Walker County resident
  • Must be either a U.S. citizen or meet the qualifications of alien resident status

For more information on this charitable preventive care program, please contact Maria Johnson, MSW, Social Services Dept. at (936) 291-4534.

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