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CHESI Announces Low-Cost and No-Cost 3D Mammography

A woman getting a mammogram
National Cancer Institute

In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Community Health and Emergency Services, Inc, (CHESI) announces the availability of new 3D Mammography Screening services for affordable high-quality breast cancer screenings and exams, at little to no cost to patients. A 3D Mammogram is considered more accurate and results in fewer false positive results than 2D Mammography alone. It is especially helpful for people with dense breast tissue, a family history of breast cancer, or other risk factors.

CHESI serves the southern seven counties as the lead agency for the Illinois Breast Cancer and Cervical Care Program which provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings, diagnostics, and other services to women, with or without insurance.

To see if you’re eligible for these low-cost and no-cost 3D Mammograms, call

Community Health and Emergency Services, Inc. (CHESI) is a 501©3 network of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) using a Sliding Fee Scale for services provided and a commitment to serve all in need of medical care, regardless of their ability to pay for services.

For more info on the IBCCP program: https://dph.illinois.gov

The 3D Mammography Unit is in the Cairo Diagnostic Center, located at 13289 Kessler Road in Cairo, Illinois. Appointments can be scheduled by calling CHESI at 1-877-MYCHESI. Walk in appointments are also welcome.

Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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