NBC25 & McLaren partner offering free breast screenings

NBC25 partnered with the McLaren Cancer Institute offering free breast screenings Thursday. The preventative step is something doctors say helps catch breast cancer at its earliest stage.

Itâ??s recommended by the American Cancer Society to get an annual mammogram starting at age 40. For women who have a history of breast cancer in the family itâ??s suggested they start mammograms at age 30. For women age 25 and up itâ??s also suggested they get annual breast screenings.

For those who didnâ??t make it to the event Dr. Linda Lawrence with the McLaren Imaging Center suggests calling your doctor to make sure you are taking the right preventative steps.