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State Representative Matt Bradford and Fox Chase Cancer Center to Offer Breast Cancer Screenings

July 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (July 5, 2018) – State Rep. Matt Bradford, D-Montgomery, will host Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Mobile Mammography Screening Unit at his Norristown office next month.

Bradford said the van will be located outside his office at 750 E. Johnson Highway starting at 10 am, Monday, Aug. 27, to offer breast cancer screenings.

Women interested in receiving a screening are required to make an appointment with Andrea Tillman of Fox Chase Cancer Center at 215-214-1744.

Additionally, participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be 40 or older.
  • Have a prescription from their doctor for a screening mammogram.
  • May not be breastfeeding or have breastfed within the last nine months.
  • Must not have a breast cancer diagnosis within the past two years.
  • Must not have had a mammogram in 12 months
  • Must be able to board the van and stand unassisted while being examined.

       

The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center and its affiliates (collectively “Fox Chase Cancer Center”), a member 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).

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