Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) announced its Arrowhead Family Health Center – Fontana will soon offer mammography exams. On July 11, Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren and San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Jesse Armendarez and Fifth District Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr., along with ARMC staff, gathered at the Fontana clinic for a ribbon cutting for the new machine. 

According to the American Cancer Society, women between the ages of 45 – 54 should have an annual mammography exam. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in women. Studies have shown that 3-D mammography finds 20 to 65 percent more invasive breast cancer and reveals subtle lesions and fine calcification to help pinpoint cancer early. 

“Being able to offer breast cancer screening through up-to-date mammography technology directly in the community we serve is a much-needed and welcome advancement in care,” stated Department of Family Medicine Chairman David Lanum, M.D. “Making breast cancer screening more accessible is also key to reducing health care disparities that exist in our communities. I’m thrilled to see this service coming here to the Fontana clinic.” 

The Arrowhead Family Health Center – Fontana is located at 16888 Baseline Avenue in Fontana. Appointments can be made by calling (855) 422-8029. 

Additional County Update News – July 21, 2023

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