UPMC Hamot holds events throughout the year that provide great opportunities for you to be screened. We also offer screenings at various community events.
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Held in the fall at the UPMC Hamot Women’s Imaging Center at Sterling Square, the MammoMarathon is an annual breast health event that incorporates shopping, pampering, and snacking to make your mammogram more fun.
In addition to performing potentially life-saving mammograms, the event also offers other activities such as:
- Free manicures
- A book sale
- A basket raffle
- Movies and popcorn
- Pixi scans, tests to measure the strength of your bones.
According to the National Cancer Institute, women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every one to two years. Women who are at higher-than-average risk of developing breast cancer should talk with their health care providers about whether to have mammograms before age 40 and how often to have them.
Annual Wear Red Heart Awareness Expo
Wear Red is an opportunity for women to express support for the prevention and detection of heart disease, the number one threat to women’s health.
Free screenings are conducted, including:
Cholesterol and blood sugar testing is also offered at a discounted rate. Lectures about heart health topics are presented onstage. Women enjoy complimentary refreshments and a raffle while shopping at some local vendors.
Varicose Vein Screening
Varicose veins are veins that are close to the skins surface that become enlarged and bulge out. They become enlarged because one or more superficial veins in the legs are no longer working properly, resulting in varicose veins.
Who Should Get Screened?
If you feel you have varicose veins, you may want to be screened because these veins can not only become unsightly, but cause discomfort and lead to ulcers.
The screening determines which superficial vein is the cause of the varicose veins. The screening can also determine if you are likely to get varicose veins by checking if the veins are working properly.
How is the Screening Performed?
A varicose vein screening takes about five minutes and involves pulling up your pant legs in a private setting. As you are standing, we check your veins with ultrasound.
How Can I Get Screened?
We offer free screenings at various health fairs, expos, and UPMC Hamot Health Connection classes.