Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s Women’s Imaging Center to Host Annual Breast Health Day on Oct. 25, 2016

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s also a good time for women to think about mammograms and breast cancer screenings. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Women’s Imaging Center at Nashoba Valley Medical Center, 200 Groton Road in Ayer, Massachusetts, will host its annual Breast Health Day for women living in the Nashoba Valley region. Walk-in digital mammograms appointments are available throughout the day, along with giveaways, breast health information, refreshments and a free raffle drawing for a picnic basket filled with goodies.

The Women’s Imaging Center offers a wide variety of breast imaging services. We have full-field digital mammography and provide breast ultrasound, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast MRI. In addition to breast health, we also offer bone density testing.

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), it’s estimated that a woman’s lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is one in eight and mammography is the most effective method of screening for breast cancer.

“Having an annual mammogram remains the best tool for breast cancer detection as a mammogram can detect abnormalities in a woman’s breasts well before they will ever feel it themselves,” said Nashoba Valley Medical Center Radiologist Matthew Foley, MD. “It’s very important to have an annual mammogram even if you do not have a family history of breast cancer.”

Nashoba’s Women's Imaging Center was recognized by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. In order to achieve this recognition, the center was required to be fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound. The center can provide an appointment for a mammogram, in most cases, within 48 hours.

For more information about the Women’s Imaging Center Breast Health Day or to schedule a mammogram, 978-784-9272 or visit www.nashobamed.org/The-Womens-Imaging-Center.

About Nashoba Valley Medical Center
Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) offers community-based primary care and specialty services. NVMC was a recipient of the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and was named to The Leapfrog Group’s annual list of Top Hospitals in 2014. Areas of clinical strength include emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopedics, physical therapy and general surgery. NVMC also offers a comprehensive Center for Pain Management, Diabetes and Endocrine Center, Travel Clinic and Occupational Health Services. Nashoba Valley Medical Center is part of the Steward Health Care System LLC, the largest integrated community care organization in New England which combines over 3,000 physicians, 10 acute care hospital campuses, managed care, insurance programs, home care, an imaging operation, and a number of other post-acute services, to provide the most cost effective and highest quality of integrated patient care. Additional information is available at www.nashobamed.org.

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