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Cancer screenings are set for women

FARMINGTON — The Davis County Health Department has scheduled cancer screening clinics for women throughout October to observe National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Each exam includes a breast exam, Pap test and a free mammogram voucher to those who qualify. A registered nurse, trained and certified by the state, performs all exams. Fees are based on a sliding scale.

"Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in America," said Lewis Garrett, director of the Davis County Health Department. "In fact, one out of nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

"If you're 40 or older and have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months, call today to schedule an appointment," Garrett continued. "More women are getting mammograms to detect breast cancer, and the good news is that breast cancer deaths are on the decline."

Regular mammograms, combined with clinical breast exams by a health-care provider and monthly breast self-examinations are the best means to detect breast cancer early, Garrett said.

To make a cancer screening appointment, call 451-3315.

Clinic dates and locations:

Farmington clinic, Tuesday, Oct. 4; Monday, Oct. 31; 50 E. State, Annex Building. Spanish translator available.

Lakeview Hospital, Thursday, Oct. 6; 630 E. Medical Drive, Bountiful. Same-day mammograms available.

Bountiful clinic, Mondays, Oct. 10, 17 and 24; 596 W. 751 South, Woods Cross.

Davis North Medical Building, Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27; 1660 W. Antelope Drive, Layton. Same-day mammograms available.