Mamm & Glamm: Breast Cancer Screening & Pampering

By adding a soothing atmosphere and some glamour to the process of getting a mammogram, local women are encouraged to have their annual preventative screening at HealthPLEX Imaging in Rostraver.

The staff will host the Fourth Annual Mamm & Glamm on Saturday, April 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mon-Vale HealthPLEX at 800 Plaza Drive. The event offers women the opportunity to have their mammograms and then enjoy free pampering services such as massages and paraffin hand wax treatments. Staff will provide a light breakfast and lunch, plus chocolate treats and other refreshments.

“Prevention is so important in detecting breast cancer and women really like this program. We’ve reached many who were postponing their exams or who had never had a mammogram and that’s excellent, that’s our mission,” said Mary Ann Konsugar, HealthPLEX Imaging manager.

The facility offers 3-D mammograms, which improve the ability to detect breast cancer in dense breasts and generally lower the amount of callbacks and additional tests.

Ms. Konsugar said that HealthPLEX Imaging follows national guidelines from the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging, which all recommend yearly mammograms starting at age 40 and continuing as long as a woman is in good health.

“Women ages 20 to 39 should have a clinical breast exam about every three years by their physician,” she added. “Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and mammograms have helped reduce deaths from breast cancer in this country by 30 percent.”

HealthPLEX Imaging also offers women the opportunity to walk in every Monday for a mammogram without an appointment and without a prescription.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 724-379-1911.