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Mammograms: ‘Don’t put it off’

RCMH mammography technician Nikki Garber aassists patients with the digital mammography machine at the hospital. (Photo by Liz Johnson/Richmond News)

By Liz Johnson/Staff Writer

I don’t know any woman who enjoys a mammogram, but it’s a preventive screening that can save your life.

It’s important to be done yearly once a woman is at a certain age, and it’s important to perform self-examinations.

Local women do not have to travel out of the county to get a mammogram. Ray County Memorial Hospital has a digital mammography machine with two friendly mammography technicians, Nikki Garber and Marcia Judd.

“It’s very important to have a mammogram every year,” Garber said. “Be sure to stay on top of your health. If there’s any slight change (in your breast) at all, you catch it early.”

The complete story is in the Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 Richmond News.

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