Post Offices Offer
by Debra J. Mitchell – United States Postal Service
Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette
Is it time for you to have your annual mammography? The U.S. Postal Service is offering a simple way to get it taken care of! The Radiology Regional Mobile Mammography Bus will be located at various post offices during October.
The following dates and locations are scheduled for the Mobile Mammography Bus:
Thursday, October 4 – Coco River Post Office, North Naples, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 11 – North Fort Myers Post Office, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, October 22 – Lehigh Acres Post Office, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Monday, October 22 – Page Field Post Office, Fort Myers, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23 – Downtown Fort Myers Post Office, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24 – Naples Main Post Office, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 25, Cape Coral Central Post Office, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Monday, October 29, Tice Post Office, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Mammography is proven preventative healthcare, saving lives and making a difference in the long-term survival of those diagnosed with breast cancer. The baseline mammogram should be performed at age 40, unless the patient is high risk.
Mobile Mammo is a great way to bring the convenience of annual screening to the workplace or your community. Based on census data, approximately 204,000 women in Lee County are of the age to be screened, but only 50,000 women are receiving this preventative healthcare.
Walk in service is available but appointments are preferred! Call 239-936-2316 today to schedule your appointment. Appointments are typically 20 minutes. Most insurances are accepted, discounted self pay pricing is available. Results will be mailed to the patient and physician within a few working days. The exams are read by local, board certified radiologists, including fellowship-trained Women’s Imagers. Every mammogram is analyzed by computer-aided detection, and then reviewed by the reading radiologist. No prescription is necessary for a screening mammogram.
Mr. Zip’s Tip: As of July 2012, sales of the Breast Cancer semi-postal stamp has generated over 75.5 million dollars for Breast Cancer Research.