Gibson General now offering Saturday mammograms

Finding the time for a yearly mammogram can be challenging for many women. Fortunately, Gibson General Hospital is making it more convenient for women to get their annual screening mammogram by offering Saturday morning appointments. Beginning in January, women can schedule screening mammograms for the first Saturday of each month from 8-11:30 a.m.

"Many women are juggling family, jobs, and other activities, and sometimes their health gets put on a backburner," said Mona Grinslade, Gibson General Hospital's lead mammography tech. "We want to make it easier for women to make their health a priority."

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women and statistics show that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97 percent. The American Cancer Society recommends an annual mammogram paired with a clinical breast exam for women 40 and older.

"No one should have to sacrifice taking care of their health due to a busy schedule," added Grinslade.

To schedule a mammogram for Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, call 812-385-9248.