Lehigh Valley, Pa.,
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April
2020
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Screening Mammograms, Mobile Mammo Coach Visits Temporarily Postponed; Diagnostic Mammograms Continue

At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we understand the importance of preventive screenings. However, at this time we are temporarily postponing all mammogram screenings, including visits from the mobile mammography coach for the next few weeks in our continued effort to keep patients and LVHN colleagues safe. During this time, we will continue to offer diagnostic mammogram exams and will be assessing the postponement of screenings weekly to determine whether postponements should be extended.

Throughout this unprecedented time, we want to remind everyone how important it is to continue good health practices, which include breast self-exams. Women should be familiar with how their breasts normally look and feel and should report any changes to a health care provider right away.

Please visit LVHN.org/breastselfexam to find step-by-step instructions on how to perform breast self-exams correctly.

As a reminder, self-exams do not replace an exam with your provider. If anything abnormal is found, please contact your primary care provider for a diagnostic test, if appropriate, or for a clinical breast exam. If appropriate, patients will be scanned when the situation calls for it.

Thank you for helping to keep our patients and community safe and healthy.

For information and updates related to COVID-19, please visit LVHN.org/COVID19.