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Dana-Farber Mammogram Van is coming to Charlestown!

Mammography Van Coming to Charlestown! 

The MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center is pleased to announce that Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van will be coming to Charlestown to provide mammograms for women ages 40 and over on Tuesday, November 7th, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The Van will be parked at the Bunker Hill Mall.   

Give yourself and your loved ones the gift of peace of mind by having your mammogram this fall.  Please register by calling 617-724-9642.

FREE Skin Cancer Screening at MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. People of all colors and races can get skin cancer. There are many different types of skin cancer, including actinic keratoses (AK), basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. BCC and SCC are the most common forms of skin cancer, but melanoma is the most deadly. With early detection and proper treatment, the cure rate for BCC and SCC is about 95%. When melanoma is detected before it spreads, it also has a high cure rate.

Dana-Farber Mammography Van Day

Dana-Farber's Mammography Van is coming to Charlestown! Women ages 40 and older who are due or overdue for a mammogram/breast health screening are encouraged to call 617-724-9642 to register for a FREE mammogram. 

A mammogram is an X-ray examination of the breast and it is the best test that health providers have to find breast cancer early. When their breast cancer is found early, many women go on to live long and healthy lives.  The American Cancer Society guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer are yearly mammograms for women age 40 and older. 

Healthy Kids Day at the Charlestown YMCA

Don't miss out on the opportunity to participate in YMCA's Healthy Kids Day, the largest national event supporting our focus on healthy living and youth development. Join Ys across the country to celebrate Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 29 in 2017! Collectively, it will emphasize the importance of children being safe, active and engaged over the summer months. It's also an exciting opportunity for your Y to promote your own summer programming, other opportunities in the community and to demonstrate leadership as an advocate for youth development and healthy living. 

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