Fox Chase Mobile Mammography Van to Visit Councilman O’Neill’s Office
Update: This event has been cancelled.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 26, 2014)—On Friday, September 19 at 8:00 a.m. Fox Chase Cancer Center’s mobile mammography van – which brings breast cancer screening right into the community – will visit Councilman Brian O’Neill’s neighborhood office at The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #5 (11630 Caroline Road).
The mobile mammography van provides an easy way for women to get their mammograms. It uses digital mammography, which offers very clear pictures that can be immediately given to the doctors who read the images. This type of mammography can also show small growths that other types of x-rays do not find.
Councilman O’Neill and Fox Chase are working together to increase the availability of this vital screening. Women who are interested in a mammography screening must be at least 40 years of age and have a prescription from their doctor to qualify.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact one of Councilman O’Neill’s three offices, FOP "Heroes Hall" headquarters at 11630 Caroline Road (215-437-9167), Bustleton and Bowler above the 7th Police District (215-685-0432), or 562 City Hall (215-686-3422).
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).
Media inquiries only, please contact Diana Quattrone at 215-728-7784.