Free mammogram screenings offered in Savannah - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Free mammogram screenings offered in Savannah

(Source: WTOC) (Source: WTOC)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Dozens of women showed up to get free mammograms on Monday. 

The screenings, a crucial test to catch breast cancer early, were offered by the Chatham County Health Department and St. Joseph's Candler. 

Health professionals say these routine screenings are important when it comes to early cancer detection. 

"Early detection is really the best prevention for breast cancer, and with the mammograms, we're able to detect things that women may not be able to detect by doing a self-breast exam," said Tammi Brown, Chatham County, Nurse Manager. "So, mammograms are really important, especially when they have a family history of breast cancer. It's really important they get routine mammograms."

Monday's screenings were for women between the ages of 40 and 64 who met certain annual income guidelines. 

Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights reserved.

  • NewsNewsMore>>

  • Effingham County Recreation celebrates 40th anniversary with "Patriotic and More" concert

    Effingham County Recreation celebrates 40th anniversary with "Patriotic and More" concert

    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:13:06 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    On Sunday, the Effingham Community Orchestra held a concert at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium.

    More >>

    On Sunday, the Effingham Community Orchestra held a concert at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium.

    More >>
  • Philharmonic event works to improve community relations

    Philharmonic event works to improve community relations

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:36:11 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    The City of Savannah, the Philharmonic, and the Edgemere/Sackville neighborhood association teamed up with one another to host an event in the Savannah Shines neighborhood. 

    More >>

    The City of Savannah, the Philharmonic, and the Edgemere/Sackville neighborhood association teamed up with one another to host an event in the Savannah Shines neighborhood. 

    More >>
  • Southeast Georgia Leadership Academy holds graduation

    Southeast Georgia Leadership Academy holds graduation

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:01:42 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    Folks involved in the leadership of southeast Georgia graduated on Saturday.  This is a culmination of different programs throughout the region over 5 months. The program itself helps make business leaders more well-rounded of what's going on in every 10 counties in the Southeast. One organizer says the goal is to create a network of leadership, advance business interest, political goals, and address issues relevant throughout the region. "When people know each other, the...More >>
    Folks involved in the leadership of southeast Georgia graduated on Saturday.  This is a culmination of different programs throughout the region over 5 months. The program itself helps make business leaders more well-rounded of what's going on in every 10 counties in the Southeast. One organizer says the goal is to create a network of leadership, advance business interest, political goals, and address issues relevant throughout the region. "When people know each other, the...More >>
Powered by Frankly