Sep 29, 2016

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Early Detection of Breast Cancer

early-detection-of-breast-cancerWe don’t know exactly what causes breast cancer, but we do know that certain risk factors are linked to the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, a risk factor is anything that increases a person’s chance of getting a disease such as cancer. But having a risk factor, or even several, doesn’t mean that a person will get the disease.

If you have noticed any changes in your breasts, are concerned about an increased risk for breast cancer, or if you have questions about breast cancer, please talk with your healthcare provider.

Screening Methods

The best time to check for breast cancer is when you are feeling fine.  If cancer is found early, there is a better chance for survival.  There are three methods that are generally used for breast cancer screening—breast self-exam, clinical breast exam by a healthcare provider, and mammogram.  Because none of them is perfect, you should do all three regularly.

Upcoming Events

Early detection is hugely important and at Pella Regional, we do everything we can to create an awareness of the importance of early detection. With that, here are some opportunities for you and your family to get involved:

October 7 at 7 pm

Paint the Stands Pink at the Pella Christian home football game. Wear pink and get free pink face tattoos, poms and more! Specialized shirts can be ordered at bit.ly/PCHSCancer; Password: united.

October 13 from 4 – 7 pm

KNIA/KRLS Breast Cancer Radiothon: professional staff share information and breast cancer survivors share their stories to engage the community and promote mammograms and early detection

October 14 at 7:30 pm

Paint the Stands Pink at the Pella home football game. Wear pink and get free pink face tattoos, poms and more! Specialized shirts can be ordered at bit.ly/PHSCancer; Password: united.

October 15 at 8 am

Pella in Pink 2 Mile Run/Walk starts at the Tulip Toren and proceeds go to breast cancer awareness at Pella Regional. Register at www.pellahealth.org/pink.

Hope you and your family can get involved!

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