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Released: March 22, 2024

Free Mammogram Screenings Available in Chester through the Delaware County Health Department and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Data shows 99 out of 100 people survive breast cancer when it's detected early

The Delaware County Health Department (DCHD) and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital are bringing breast cancer awareness and screening services back to Yeadon with free mammogram screenings at the Delaware County Wellness Center at Yeadon, located at 125 Chester Ave. in Yeadon, on Friday, April 5, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

These screenings are a vital step in the early detection and successful treatment of breast cancer and underscore the County’s commitment to the health and well-being of Delaware County residents.

"Early detection through mammogram screening is about finding hope," said Delaware County Health Department Director Melissa Lyon. "Through our continued partnership with Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, we aim to build trust in the communities we serve as well."

All women ages 40 and over, with or without insurance, and with no prior diagnosis of breast cancer, are eligible to register. Registrants will also be able to speak with DCHD staff and discuss other health services offered by DCHD to Delaware County residents.

Appointments are limited, and registration is required for this screening opportunity.

How to Register for an Appointment

To register for an appointment, call the Delaware County Wellness Line at (484) 276-2100, or request an appointment via email at

The Importance of Early Detection

Recent data reveals that in Pennsylvania, women 50 years and older face a risk of invasive breast cancer nearly nine times higher than those under 50. However, early detection significantly increases the chances of survival, with 99 out of 100 people surviving breast cancer when it's detected early. As age increases, so does the risk, making mammogram screenings an indispensable tool in maintaining the health of women in our community.

We encourage all eligible women to take utilize this opportunity for early detection. Together, we can make a significant impact on the health outcomes of our community.

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