Wellness for Life Mobile Health Program to offer Screening Mammograms at Fort Worth Fire Stations|
FORT WORTH, Texas — During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth’s Wellness for Life mobile health program is teaming up with the Fort Worth Fire Department to offer screening mammograms for the “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” initiative.
The Fort Worth Firefighters Association’s nationwide initiative supports breast cancer patients, survivors and their families. Screening mammograms will take place during two Fort Worth Fire Department open house events that will include refreshments, tours of the stations, fire safety awareness discussions and a variety of fun activities for the entire family:
Each screening will last approximately 15 minutes, including a four-view screening mammogram and breast health education. Mammograms are read by a board-certified radiologist on the medical staff at Texas Health Fort Worth, and the results are sent to the patient and her physician. Women who are eligible for the mammograms must:
Wellness for Life is a prevention and early detection program available to the community through Texas Health Fort Worth’s mobile health unit. The goals of Wellness for Life are to increase awareness of cancer prevention, promote the benefits of cancer screenings and offer the community easy accessibility to health screenings 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 on the Texas Health Fort Worth medical staff.
Women without insurance may qualify for a funded mammogram. Learn more about Texas Health Fort Worth’s mobile health program by visiting TexasHealth.org/mobilehealth.
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