By Bianca Garcia
SAN ANTONIO—The University Health System (UHS) is bringing accessible healthcare to the women of Our Lady of the Lake University with free digital mammograms on April 30.
The newest addition to the UHS is the healthyUexpress—that brings the benefits of digital mammography at your convenience, and will be available for OLLU women, April 30, from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. in front of the University Wellness and Activities Center (UWAC).
“I think it’s very important to keep up with health as a woman, mainly because our body goes through so many different changes—our menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and so I really do think it’s vital to keep up with your health,” said Fancy Patrick, a graduate counseling psychology major.
According to the UHS website women in the their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a regular exam by a doctor, preferably every three years. After age 40, women should have a breast exam by a health expert every year.
“I know the OLLU Health Services gives free breast exams, and different exams, to make sure females are healthy,” said Patrick. “I think OLLU is doing pretty well with keeping up with assisting our health.”
Women interested in the digital mammography service are recommended to schedule appointments online or by phone at (210) 358-7020.