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breast ribbonMORGANFIELD, KY (10/8/12) - In celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Methodist Hospital Union County is participating in Union County High School’s “Pink Out” football game activities.
 
On Friday, October 12, 2012, from 1-3 p.m. the MHUC Radiology Department will host a public open house. Community members are invited to tour the Radiology Department and see the tools and equipment used to screen and/or diagnose breast cancer. Information on “Mammograms for Western Kentucky”, the Hospital’s grant from the Komen Foundation, will also be available. This grant program provides screening mammograms and follow-up procedures at a free or reduced cost to uninsured or underinsured men and women.
 
Following the Radiology Department’s Open House, the community is invited to tailgate before the UCHS football game with staff members from MHUC and Methodist Family Medicine Sturgis. There will be games and prizes for those who attend.
 
Methodist Hospital and Methodist Hospital Union County believe in the power of prevention. Annual screenings, such as mammograms, can help identify potential problems before they become serious health issues. The American Cancer Society recommends women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should keep on doing so for as long as they are in good health. Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a regular exam by a health expert at least every 3 years.
 
 
About Breast Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is a group of diseases that cause cells in the body to change and grow out of control. Most types of cancer cells even¬tually form a lump or mass called a tumor, and are named after the part of the body where the tumor originates. Breast cancer begins in breast tissue.
 
The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2012 project:
•About 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women
•About 63,300 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be found (CIS is noninvasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
•About 39,510 deaths from breast cancer (women)
 
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
 
For more information on breast cancer, please visit the American Cancer Society’s website at www.cancer.org.
 
For more information on the activities at Methodist Hospital Union County, please call (270) 389-5000.
 
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