October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

SOMERS POINT – Women who are in need of their yearly screening mammogram can get one 8 a.m. to noon  Saturday, Oct. 23, by appointment, at Advanced Shore Imaging Associates, 2605 Shore Road. The free screenings are in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month thanks to a partnership between the imaging center and Shore Medical Center, a member of the Penn Medicine Cancer Network.

Vijay Sandilya, MD SOHA oncology

A script or imaging order from a physician is necessary for the screening. Women who are unable to get a script can schedule a free clinical breast exam the week before the screening with Medical Director Dr. Vijay Sandilya of the Shore Cancer Center. Appointments for both the screening event and clinical breast exam can be scheduled by calling 609-653-3484.

Dr. Alicia Daniels.

This free screening event is primarily geared toward women who are uninsured or underinsured, but any woman who is eligible for a screening mammogram (40 or older, or younger with a family history of breast cancer and due for their mammogram) can participate. All imaging results will be read by Director of Radiology Dr. Alicia Daniels.

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