ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Ellis Medicine and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center are holding their second “Mammothon” week from October 9 – 13. The initiative promotes proactive health care and gets as many women to schedule a mammogram as soon as possible.

Ellis Medicine is an affiliate member of the Roswell Park Care Network. Roswell Park follows the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines that recommend annual screenings for women starting at age 40.

NEWS10 ABC will be live at the Bellevue Woman’s Center on Wednesday, October 11 to share the stories of doctors, patients, and survivors on the importance of early detection and how it can save lives. The goal for this effort is to get at least 250 women signed up for mammogram appointments by the end of the day on Friday. To schedule an appointment at Ellis Medicine or Bellevue Woman’s Center, you can go to or call (518) 246-1000.