From Del. Donna Stifler’s office:
Harford County State Delegate Donna Stifler (R., 35A) will kickoff October as Breast Cancer Awareness month by undergoing a televised digital mammogram at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center on Tuesday, September 15th.
“It is vitally imperative that women take action to protect their health. By publicly taking my mammogram, I hope to increase awareness that breast cancer screening is both essential and available. The faster we screen, the sooner we can begin breast cancer treatment,” said Stifler.
Stifler has been an outspoken proponent of increased education pertaining to women’s health issues. In Annapolis, she co-sponsored legislation that would have prohibited the denial of health insurance based on a pre-existing medical condition related to the occurrence of breast cancer. .
Stifler is preparing for her fourth session as a member of the House of Delegates representing portions of Harford County. She is a member of the National Conference of State Legislators Women’s Health Advisory Committee.
Upper Chesapeake Health Center has invested in the digital technology to improve accuracy while speeding up results and reducing the need for callbacks.
“We believe that yearly mammograms are vital to the fight against breast cancer,” said Sherry Roberts, Director of Imaging for Upper Chesapeake Health. “That is why we invested in the digital mammography system.”