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Mobile mammograms at City Hall

WBFO's Eileen Buckley
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If you are a woman age 40 or over who is due for your regular mammogram or have never had a mammogram, you may want to check out the mobile breast health coach outside Buffalo City Hall until 5 p.m. The wheel-based screening machine is just one more way to increase access to possibly life-saving mammograms this October - National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

"We want to make sure that people know that this is an important month to remind loved ones that early detection save lives," Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said announcing the screenings. "Today, all of us are here to encourage women age 40 and older to register for a mammogram because research shows, as I said, that early detection saves lives."

Women do not need to be a City of Buffalo employee to be screened, but they do need a prior-made appointment to receive a mammogram. To reserve an appointment time, women over 40 can call 632-7465 and choose Option 3.

If they do not already have a prescription for a screening, a nurse will be stationed at City Hall in a private room to consult before the mammogram.