FORT HOOD, Texas – Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its third annual Walk-In Screening Mammography Day Friday, Oct. 18, from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the CRDAMC Radiology Department.

All TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries who are 40 years or older and who are due for an annual mammogram are welcome.

Beneficiaries who are unable to participate in the walk-in mammogram opportunity can call and schedule an appointment for their regular annual mammogram screening with the CRDAMC Radiology Department and Mammography Clinic at 254-288-8332.

Patients who believe they have a suspicious spot, lump or mass, or who are concerned about their breast health for any reason, should see their primary care provider immediately.

One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women after lung cancer.

Early detection of breast cancer is increased dramatically by a regular schedule of breast self-exams, mammograms and clinical breast exams.