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Mammography Day

As of yet, there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in this country. Even so, there are clear steps women can take to reduce their risk. And October, which is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is the ideal time to take them.


Since breast cancer can develop even with these precautions, the American Cancer Society advises women to have yearly mammograms starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as they are in good health. Regular mammograms can detect cancer in its early stages and give women a head start on potentially lifesaving treatment.

To raise awareness of the need for mammograms, Lumberton Radiological Associates and Southeastern Regional Medical Center are partnering with Biggs Park Mall and the City of Lumberton for the 13th annual Mammography Day event, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 18 from noon-2 p.m. in the parking lot of Biggs Park Mall. The event will feature a free meal for attendees, entertainment by members of The Carolina Breakers, and educational and informational booths about women’s health. Participants will have an opportunity to enter a drawing for a free mammogram. Winners, selected from those who meet certain qualifications, will be announced at later date. Free mini chair massages will also be offered.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 October 2012 14:10 )  

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