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Medical Center Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Oct.

From Issue: Volume XX - Number 20
10/5/2012




Los Alamitos Medical Center wants women to “Picture Yourself Healthy” during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by taking the one picture that could save their life – a mammogram.

“Picture Yourself Healthy is more than just a reminder to get a mammogram,” explains Michele Finney, hospital CEO. “It’s about women keeping themselves in the picture by making their health a top priority.”

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer accounts for more than one in four cancers diagnosed in the United States, making it the most common cancer among women, other than skin cancer.

However, early detection through mammogram screenings, increased public awareness of breast cancer and improved treatments have helped reduce the rate of death from breast cancer in the United States. Mammogram screenings can detect breast cancer when it is smaller and more confined to the breast, allowing the cancer to be treated more easily.

To help encourage women to get the one picture that could save their lives – a mammogram – Los Alamitos Medical Center is giving away pink grocery tote bags during October to women who get a mammogram at the Total Care Breast Center.

There is no guaranteed way to prevent breast cancer, but early detection through regular mammograms is very important.
Ask your doctor how you can get your next mammogram at the Total Care Imaging Center. (562) 799-3251.

Submitted by
Los Alamitos Medical Center