No excuse for women is October 5, November 16 at Jamestown Regional Medical Center
“We know it is difficult for women to take time for themselves,” said Dr. Gregg McAdoo, gynecologist at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. “This is why No Excuses is so special. It makes it easier.
No Excuses reduces barriers to care, including insurance coverage, transportation or appointment times during the normal business day. The goal of No Excuses is to increase the number of women in the area who receive regular Pap tests and 3D mammograms.
“These screenings are an important step in leading a healthy lifestyle,” McAdoo said.
The Central Valley Health District and Jamestown Regional Medical Center established No Excuses in 2015. Since then, more than 100 women have received 3D mammograms and preventative services they would not otherwise have. At any given time, more than 1,300 women in Stutsman County are not up to date with their projections.
No apology is possible only through the generosity of the community, said Lisa Jackson, director of the JRMC Foundation. In 14 years, the hundreds of Running of the Pink participants have raised over $ 165,000 for this cause. RM Stoudt Inc. organizes the walk / run every year.
“No excuse is important to us,” said Tara Kapp, Business Development Center and Internet Manager for RM Stoudt. “We hope this will encourage women to make themselves a priority and put their health and well-being at the top of their to-do lists.”
Who should receive Pap tests and 3D mammograms is unique to each individual, however, doctors offer some general guidelines.
The 3D mammogram image gives a clearer and more precise image of the breast, which means doctors can detect cancer faster. Most women 40 and over should get one every year.
Most women 21 and older should have a Pap test. Most women between the ages of 21 and 65 repeat them every three to five years, McAdoo said.
“Women deserve the best,” said Trisha Jungels, chief nurse of JRMC. “That’s why we offer state-of-the-art equipment and the most qualified specialists like Dr McAdoo. “
No Excuses is for all women – students, moms, grandmothers and professionals.
“If you’ve never had these screenings, or if it’s been a long time, you are definitely the woman we’re looking for,” said Robin Iszler, RN and Unit Administrator at Central Valley Health.
This year, No Excuses is planned to:
Tuesday October 5 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday November 16 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information on No Excuses, visit https://jrmcnd.com/no-excuses/. Appointments can be made online or by phone. To schedule a mammogram for another day, call JRMC Mammography at (701) 952-4852.