Ellis Fischel Cancer Center to host 'mammothon'

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COLUMBIA – The Ellis Fischel Cancer Center will be hosting a ‘mammothon’ for women to get breast cancer screenings in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.The event is designed to give women and men a chance to receive the potentially life-saving screening outside of normal business hours. In addition to having mammograms, cancer screening nurses will be providing breast exams and information on breast cancer education.The screenings will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.“Screening mammogram's are a good way of detecting breast cancer and reducing breast cancer related deaths,” said Dr. Megha Garg, Director of Breast Imaging at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. “We are screening the patients that have no symptoms...

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