October is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
I mention this because we all know someone who is going through or has gone through the struggle of having breast cancer. This awareness month reminds us of just how many people have coped with this disease that research is trying to understand in order to save more lives. Like my co-worker said: “Cancer is not for sissies.” Chemotherapy, although much improved in the last 15 years, is still a grueling process that knocks most people flat for a few days. By the time they begin to feel better, it is time for another dose of chemotherapy! It is not an easy thing to go through.For the past few years the hospital has offered screening mammograms for $50 during the month of October. We want cancer detected before the need for chemotherapy! These low-cost mammograms allow women who don’t have insurance to get their screening done. The good news is that we always see an increase in the number of mammograms done each October. With the economy the way it is and so many people not working or without health insurance, we also offer a $100 cash price for a mammogram all year long.
Life gets busy, priorities get shuffled, and women tend to take care of everyone before they take care of themselves. Put yourself – and your life – first, and get your mammogram! If cancer is detected, hopefully it will be at an early stage, before the need for chemotherapy. Here’s to all the brave survivors of breast cancer!
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