As we get ready to celebrate the special women in our lives, Tennova Healthcare is encouraging people to talk to their moms about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer. While it may not sound like the traditional Mother’s Day gift, having a simple conversation could save a life.

Tennova is offering a Mother’s Day Mammogram Special this year at six locations. The women who participate will receive special pampering and a gift when they schedule a screening mammogram.  Bring your mom, daughter, sister or a female friend to one of the following locations between 8 am and 4 pm, and you will also enjoy special pampering and a gift:

May 7              Newport Medical Center, 435 Second Street, Newport

May 8              Turkey Creek Medical Center, 10820 Parkside Drive, Knoxville

May 9              La Follette Medical Center, 923 East Central Avenue, La Follette

May 9              Tennova South, 7323 Chapman Highway, Knoxville

May 10           North Knoxville Medical Center, 7565 Dannaher Drive, Powell

May 13           Jefferson Memorial Hospital, 110 Hospital Drive, Jefferson City

Appointments are required. To schedule your screening mammogram, call 865-545-7771.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. In fact, breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death among women in Tennessee. Although the causes of breast cancer are still unknown, there are many factors including advancing age and family history that may increase someone’s risk for breast cancer.

“Mammograms save lives,” said Janine Mingie, director of the Tennova Breast Centers at North Knoxville Medical Center, Turkey Creek Medical Center and Tennova South. “Today, thanks to early detection and treatment advances, women are surviving breast cancer and living longer, healthier lives.

“The bottom line is, nearly all breast cancers can be treated successfully if found early,” Mingie added. “And the most effective way to detect breast cancer at an early, treatable stage is to have yearly mammograms starting at the age of 40, and to have regular clinical breast exams by a doctor or nurse.”

Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis. An order from a physician or qualified healthcare provider is not required, but the patient must provide a physician/provider name when an appointment is made. All mammogram reports will be sent to the physician/provider, and the patient is responsible for follow-up. Check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage for a screening mammogram.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/16/2019-6AM)