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Mobile Mammography Screening at NIH

George Washington University Breast Care Center will be visiting NIH for its fall 2001 mammography screening, which began Nov. 6 and lasts through Jan. 16. All NIH employees, their families, and others associated with NIH (such as IRTAs, visiting scientists, contractors, volunteers) are eligible to participate. The van will visit from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., taking prescheduled appointments. If you or a family member are interested in scheduling an appointment, call (202) 994-9999; a clerk from the GWU Breast Care Center will schedule you. Each screening is conducted by a female technologist, and a board-certified radiologist specializing in mammography will interpret the films. Appointments should take about 20 minutes and will cost $138. GWU will bill some insurance companies directly or payment can be made by cash or check at the screening (check with your insurance company for reimbursement). The remaining screening dates and locations are as follows:

(Parking lot behind complex)
Nov. 13
(Visitor parking behind RKL One)
Nov. 20
  Neuroscience Center
(Parking lot next to 6003 Executive)
Nov. 27
  Bldg. 45
(Front of building)
Dec. 12
  Bldg. 31
(Lot 31D)
Jan. 16

It is important to get regular mammograms; more lives will be saved if women 40 or older are screened every 1 to 2 years. Mammography is safe, effective and is capable of detecting breast cancer early in its most treatable stage. Check with your doctor to decide the best time for you to begin screenings.

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