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Free clinical breast exams

Community Hospital Anderson offers free clinical breast exams once a month for women in Madison County. Jill Hensley, RN, and Pam Davis, RN, nurse navigators at Community Anderson will perform the next exams on Friday, Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Women’s Center.

Clinical breast exams are different than mammograms, and should be done every three years in women ages 20-39, and every year for women over 40. All women over the age of 20 should perform self-breast exams monthly. Women over the age of 40 should have a screening mammogram done once a year.

If abnormality is detected, the patient will be referred to her physician. The women without a physician will be referred to health care providers who are accepting new patients.

Register by calling 298-1617. Community Hospital Anderson will continue to offer free clinical breast exams on these monthly dates and by appointment. Upcoming dates include: March 21, April 18 and May 16. For a complete list of classes and services offered at Community Hospital Anderson, please visit CommunityAnderson.com.