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The Ellis Fischel Cancer Center's mammography van will roll its way to the Moniteau County Health Center on March 20 to offer breast exams, mammograms and breast health education.

The van gives patients access to private exam rooms and free breast cancer screening for those who meet certain financial guidelines. Requirements each patient must meet to take advantage of this local service are: be 40 years or older; have no current breast problems; breast implants are allowed; patient must be ambulatory and able to climb stairs; and patient must also be able to stand for the duration of the mammogram.

Patients are asked to bring insurance cards and photo identification, and it must be at least one year since the last mammogram. It is also asked not to wear deodorant or powder to the visit. The last requirement of patients is to provide the location and date of their last mammogram.

Patients ages 35-39 are asked to have a physician's order and have had a mother or sister who had breast cancer. The patient must also confirm coverage and/or pre-authorization.

For more information, call the Moniteau County Health Center at 573-796-3412.

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