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JRMC was the FIRST  facility in North Dakota to offer 3D mammography for breast cancer screening. 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.

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Together, JRMC, JRMC Foundation, Central Valley Health and ND Women’s Way have partnered to eliminate barriers to allow you to receive the care you need.

JRMC Foundation and Women’s Way pay for mammograms, pap tests and advanced screening technology for uninsured and underinsured women in the region. The exams are paid for by the annual “RM Stoudt Running of the Pink” 5/10K walk and run each June and other special events.

We want women to find breast and cervical cancer early. It can mean the difference between having a lumpectomy and a mastectomy, needing chemotherapy or not, and having radiation or no radiation.

By offering women the latest technology in mammography, JRMC hopes to increase the number of area women who will be routinely screened.  Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer.  Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.

JRMC is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering 3D mammography, JRMC provides the latest in imaging quality. If you would like to schedule a mammogram or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please contact JRMC Radiology using the contact information below.

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Is a 3D exam more than a 2D exam?
Yes – but JRMC Foundation and Central Valley Health cover the difference. If you have any concerns about the cost of an exam, please mention to the receptionist at JRMC that you are interested in the No Excuses campaign. The qualification process is simple and involves only a couple questions. Our team will take care of everything for you from there.

What is the process to make an appointment? 
Please call JRMC at (701) 952-4852 and ask about the No Excuses program. From there, our staff will help coordinate your care.

What should I expect?
1) Register at the JRMC Clinic. Remember to bring a form of ID and your insurance card if you have one.
2) JRMC’s new gynecologist and obstetrician, Dr. Bailey Runkles, will perform an initial screening exam.
This may include a pap test if you need one.
3) After your exam, you will receive a 3D mammogram.

What if I have never seen my primary care physician? 
To receive your mammography results, an appointment and initial screening or primary care visit is necessary. Your initial screening can include seeing a provider at Central Valley Health.

What if my insurance does not cover the procedure? 
North Dakota has a program for women called Women’s Way which provides a way to pay for most breast and cervical cancer screenings for eligible North Dakota women. Continue to read more specific to the ND Women’s Way program.

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What is North Dakota Women’s Way?
Women’s Way provides a way to pay for most breast and cervical cancer screenings for eligible North Dakota women. Screening is important for you and your family. Learn how screening has helped the women in the videos to the right.

Vision: To reduce breast and cervical cancer morbidity and mortality in North Dakota.
Mission: To promote early detection of breast and cervical cancer for the women of North Dakota through provision of screening services to eligible women.

How do I know if I’m eligible?
Eligibility is determined by age, income and insurance status.

How do I sign up for this program?
Signing up is easy. Call 1.800.44 WOMEN (1.800.449.6636) or 701.252.8130. You will talk with Tonya or Robin who can answer all your questions about enrollment and eligibility. We can enroll you over the phone. If you have already had your mammogram or Pap smear, we can still enroll you in the program. We will then mail you a packet of information to sign and return to us. Another option is for the facility to assist you in signing up – you just need to ask about how to sign up for this program.

What papers do I need to show to sign up?
We will ask you information about your income – you just need to tell us approximately how much you make in a month or year. We also need to know your current insurance information. Your insurance company will be billed first for the services you receive, and Women’s Way pays secondary. If you have Medicaid or Medicare Part B, you are not eligible for Women’s Way.

What do I have to bring to my appointment?
Remember to take your enrollment card to the facility. Show the card to the receptionist at the clinic or hospital before your appointment so that Women’s Way will be billed for your exam.

Do I have to go to a specific doctor?
You may choose from any enrolled clinic that provides Women’s Way services, which may include your clinic and health-care provider. JRMC, Sanford and Essentia clinics in Jamestown do accept Women’s Way payment for services.

What else does the program pay for?
Specific diagnostic tests are covered by Women’s Way, depending upon your screening exam results. These services include breast ultrasound, diagnostic mammograms, fine needle aspiration or biopsy of a breast lump, pap tests and cervical colposcopy with or without biopsy. Women’s way does not pay for lab tests or prevention screenings that are not related to breast or cervical screenings. Letting the facility know you want a Women’s Way exam is helpful in scheduling to prevent charges that you were not expecting.

What do I do if I have cancer?
If you are diagnosed with cancer, your Women’s Way local coordinator and your health-care provider will work together to assist you with finding treatment options.

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