MADISON, NJ - The Rubino OB/GYN Group’s Mammography Center will participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering a gift to all patients in its West Orange office during the month of October, bringing awareness to mammograms at Bottle Hill Day in Madison on Oct. 6, and see its employees wear pink throughout the month of October.

It is encouraged by the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists for all women, ages 40 and above, or those with a family history of the disease, to have an annual mammogram.The Rubino OB/GYN Group’s supports this recommendation and now offers an advanced 3D Mammography Center at its West Orange location. The Mammography Center opened in February of 2018.

The Rubino OB/GYN Group is the only OB/GYN practice in the state of New Jersey to offer on-site, state-of-the-art, 3D mammography services within its facility, allowing patients to have an annual well-woman exam and mammography screening on the same day, in the same location.

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“We are increasing access to healthcare for women by taking the novel approach of offering a mammography at the time of an annual gynecological visit,” said Dr. Robert Rubino, founder of The Rubino OB/GYN Group. “Our internal survey showed that the inconvenience of taking additional time off was a barrier to getting a mammogram. That surprising data compelled us to press forward with a mammography center in our office. By offering 3D mammography on-site, we are ensuring that comprehensive care and screening is part of the annual checkup for each patient who needs it.”

3D mammograms are considered one of the most dependable tools available to diagnose breast cancer at the earliest stages and can greatly lower a woman’s risk. Breast cancer does not often present symptoms, however, early indicators can include any change in the size or the shape of the breast, pain in any area of the breast, nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood), and a lump in the breast or underarm.

The chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer increase with age. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Scheduling an annual mammogram is an important part of a woman’s healthcare plan to ensure optimal health.

Mammogram appointments can be scheduled with The Rubino OB/GYN Group by calling 973-736-1100 or by visiting rubinoobgyn.com/appointment.

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