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Breast cancer screenings are being offered next weekend to women who are at least 40 years old and members of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber of commerce recently announced that "Heights Chamber Mammo Day" is scheduled for 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 16 at the Memorial Hermann Imaging & Breast Care Center at Greater Heights Hospital, 1635 North Loop West. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 713-867-3336.

"Don't delay your mammogram," the Heights chamber said in its announcement. "Putting off routine health screenings may put you at risk. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. But when caught early, breast cancer may be easier to treat."

Chamber members who want mammograms must bring photo identification and insurance cards to their appointments and be prepared to provide the date and location of their last mammogram. And while a doctor's order is not required for the mammogram, patients must have a healthcare provider in order to receive their results.

Parking will be validated and is available in the surface parking lot on West 26th Street or Parking Garage 2.

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