FREE BREAST CANCER EXAMS

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the country.  The Johnson County Healthcare Center in Buffalo is administering free breast exams Tuesday night (10-09) from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the clinic.  The radiology department will also be on hand to assist in scheduling mammograms.  A masseuse will be on hand to help attendees relax.  The Johnson County Healthcare Center will also be serving appetizers and beverages.

Women ages 40 – 60 are encouraged to get mammograms annually.  Early diagnosis of all cancer gives you the best chance for survival.  One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.  A woman’s risk of breast cancer doubles if she has a first degree relative (mother/sister/daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

Dr. Lisa Mullen with the Johnson County Healthcare Center was a recent guest on KBBS’ “Community Speaks.”  Mullen discussed this event and breast cancer in general.  Listen to that conversation here…