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Published on May 23, 2013

Ellis Fischel to Host After-Hours Breast Cancer Screening Event

COLUMBIA, Mo. ― Ellis Fischel Cancer Center will host an after-hours mammothon breast-cancer screening event from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 7, and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8. The event will be held at Ellis Fischel’s new facility at One Hospital Drive in Columbia.

“Mammography is the best screening technique we have for catching breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable,” said Paul Dale, M.D., chief of surgical oncology at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, the Margaret Proctor Mulligan Distinguished Professor in Medical Research and interim medical director of Ellis Fischel. “And with technology such as digital and 3-D mammography, we’re able to catch breast cancers earlier than ever before.”

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center’s breast health program is the only breast center in central Missouri accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, demonstrating Ellis Fischel’s commitment to breast cancer screening, treatment, research and community outreach.

“With programs such as after-hours screenings and our mobile mammogram van, which travels to towns throughout mid-Missouri, we want to make it easy for women to receive life-saving breast cancer screenings,” said Debra Deeken, R.N., M.S.N., manager of Ellis Fischel’s breast center.

In addition to breast screenings, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center staff at the mammothon will provide information and education about breast cancer, as well as refreshments and door prizes. Mammograms will be available by appointment only. For more information or to make an appointment, please call Ellis Fischel Cancer Center at (573) 882-8511.