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FOX28: Shawn Ireland Gets a Mammogram LIVE On-Air!

Mammograms. Many women dread or even fear those few seconds of having their breast tissue “squished” in order to take photos to screen for breast cancer. Others say they simply don’t have the time to get one. However, getting a mammogram doesn’t take much time, isn’t painful and is a great tool for catching cancer in its early stages.

Recently, FOX28 Good Day Columbus anchor Shawn Ireland decided to get her yearly mammogram done live on the air, in order to show viewers just how easy a mammogram really is.

“It’s really nothing, it truly isn’t,” said Ireland on-air after receiving her mammogram. “To get that done and have the peace of mind that everything is going to be okay for another year (is comforting.) I’m all set after my mammogram this morning, no wear no tear!”

“Seriously, it was nothing,” said Ireland.

OhioHealth recommends women follow the current National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines below.

  • Screening mammogram beginning at age 40 for all women
  • An annual clinical breast exam by a doctor
  • Monthly breast self-exams
  • Specific mammogram screening guidelines can be discussed with your OhioHealth physician

Women should talk to their doctors about the screening that is right for their individual needs. Women at high risk for breast cancer may need more frequent or earlier mammogram screening. To find an OhioHealth mammography location convenient for you, please click here. 

Interested in having the OhioHealth Mobile Mammography unit come to your business or event? Email or call Jane Zeisler at (614) 566.4817. OhioHealth has one unit that travels to locations in central Ohio (within one hour of I-270) and a second unit in southeast Ohio.  

To see the video of Shawn's mammogram and hear her talk about it, click on the "Good DayColumbus" image.

Funding from Komen Columbus helped OhioHealth purchase the unit seven years ago. We’re so grateful for their support and partnership.  Komen Columbus Race for the Cure is on May 19, 2018.  For more information or to register, click here