Late night and early morning mammograms in Columbia this weekend

Sep 28, 2012

A Columbia cancer center is offering late night mammograms tonight and tomorrow morning. The “Mammothon” will take place at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center tonight (Friday) from 6 until midnight and tomorrow morning from 6 until noon.

Paul Dale is interim Medical Director at the cancer center. He said it’s extremely important that women be tested for breast cancer.  "The benefit is huge when you identify it extremely small, before it has spread, or before it even has the capability of spreading. mammography is saving lives. Mammography is extremely important," Dale said.

Dale expects women who are not able to schedule appointments during regular business hours to attend. Appointments are required to participate in the event. Some financial assistance is also available.