Mamm & Glamm Transforms Breast Screening Into a Relaxing Experience

(March 10, 2017 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

Monongahela Valley Hospital's HealthPlex Imaging is making the process of getting a mammogram a little more comfortable. The staff is hosting a Mamm & Glamm on Saturday, April 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex, WillowPointe Plaza, Rostraver. The event is an opportunity for women to have their screenings in a relaxing atmosphere and offers: free pampering services such as paraffin hand treatments, polish change and mini massages; fellowship with the other women, complimentary food and beverages, mini health fair booths with blood pressure screenings and healthy eating tips and door prize raffle. A presentation by Ruth A. Modzelewski, Ph.D., Mission Coordinator for Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh, will educate, inform and update attendees on breast health. Shelby Coriaty, a breast cancer survivor and patient educator, will discuss the importance of myRisk Hereditary Cancer testing. Participants will leave with educational literature and gifts to continue their pampering at home.

Our underlying message is to emphasize the importance of yearly screening mammograms as a potentially life-saving exam. By creating a calm, relaxed atmosphere and providing special amenities during the event where women will have their mammogram performed, we hope to make the mammography exam a positive experience and to encourage them to return for their yearly screenings.

HealthPlex Imaging is now offering 3-D mammograms that are more effective in detecting invasive cancer at its early stages than traditional 2-D mammograms. The 3-D mammogram, which is also known as digital breast tomosynthesis, is a new technology that captures a series of consecutive images from different angles across the arc of the breast to produce three-dimensional slice images. The slices enable radiologists to examine breast tissue one layer at a time instead of viewing all of the layers together as a flat image. An abnormality that is hidden behind tissue in one image may be visible in another image at a slightly different angle. The 3-D mammogram is an effective screening tool for all women and for those with dense breast tissue.

Only 55 spaces are available and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis so call today to reserve your appointment. A prescription is not required to participate. To schedule an appointment or for questions, call Mary Ann Konsugar, manager, HealthPlex Imaging, at 724-379-1911.

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