Dr. Vijay Sandilya, Medical Director of Shore Cancer Center, will provide free clinical breast exams in advance of the screening mammogram event Oct. 21 for women who need a mammogram prescription. Those who need to schedule a clinical breast exam should call 609-653-3440.
Mammogram imaging will be read by Dr. Alicia Daniels, Director of Radiology for Shore Medical Center and Director of Women’s Imaging for Advanced Shore Imaging Associates.
October is breast cancer awareness month, and screening mammograms are proven to detect breast cancer early when it is most treatable. Shore Medical Center and Advanced Shore Imaging are teaming up to help detect more breast cancers by offering free screening mammograms to eligible women. The free screenings will take place at Advanced Shore Imaging Associates, 2605 Shore Road, Northfield, NJ, on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 from 8 am to noon by appointment.
To participate, women must have a prescription or imaging order from a physician. Those who are unable to get a prescription from a physician can get one by scheduling a free clinical breast exam the week before the screening with Dr. Vijay Sandilya, Medical Director of Shore Cancer Center, a member of the Penn Cancer Network. Appointments for both the screening event and clinical breast exam can be scheduled by calling 609-653-3440.
This free screening event is primarily geared toward women who are uninsured or underinsured, but any woman who is eligible for a screening mammogram (40 or older, or younger with a family history of breast cancer and due for their mammogram) can participate. All imaging results will be read by Radiologist Dr. Alicia Daniels, Director of Radiology for Shore Medical Center and Director of Women’s Imaging for Advanced Shore Imaging.
These free mammography screenings are provided through the NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection program (NJCEED), for which Shore Medical Center is the lead agency in Atlantic County. Through this program, Shore Medical Center is able to provide FREE cancer screenings to people who live in Atlantic County and are uninsured or underinsured with a limited income. The cancers included in this program are breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate and inlcudes cancer screenings such as mammograms, annual exams, pap tests, colonoscopies, PSAs and more.