Mammography Special at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
09/21/2011

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The air is beginning to get cooler and Breast Cancer Awareness Month is right around the corner, so now is a great time to schedule an annual screening mammogram.

From Oct. 10-20, Texas Health Stephenville will offer discounted digital screening mammograms. The screening mammograms will cost $75 during that time period and no insurance claims will be filed. Payment is due at the time of service. The special will enable women without insurance, or with high deductible plans, to schedule their annual mammogram without worrying about the full cost of the test.

The National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the American College of Radiology recommend women age 40 and older have annual mammograms. Women with dense breasts or under 50 years old are specifically encouraged to get a digital mammogram, according to breastcancer.org.

“For women who fit the criteria, getting a yearly mammogram should be an appointment they do not miss,” said Dr. Nanette Evans, a physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Stephenville. “Mammograms help physicians catch breast cancer in the earliest, and most treatable, stages.”

“We are pleased to offer a screening mammogram special to women of Erath County as one way we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Christopher Leu, hospital president.

To schedule an appointment for a mammogram, call 254-965-1223.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital's services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, and wound care. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Stephenville.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.