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Howard Memorial Hospital Combats Breast Cancer

Cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: March 31, 2009

Contact: Anthony Stahl
Director HR/Marketing
Howard Memorial Hospital
(707) 456-3101

 

Willits - During the month of April, Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital will yet again offer digital mammography to the general public at reduced rates. "We are reaching out to our community to offer our digital mammography to all," stated Chris Borycki, Radiology Manager. "We believe it makes good sense to get the check-up. This exam is a prime way to fight against breast cancer deaths."

- During the month of April, Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital will yet again offer digital mammography to the general public at reduced rates. "We are reaching out to our community to offer our digital mammography to all," stated Chris Borycki, Radiology Manager. "We believe it makes good sense to get the check-up. This exam is a prime way to fight against breast cancer deaths."

Borycki points out that every two minutes there is a new breast cancer diagnosis, and every 14 minutes a life is lost to this disease. "Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women ages 40-55," commented Borycki. "One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in our country."

Truly getting the test regularly is the best way for woman to lower their risk of dying from breast cancer. Factors that may increase breast cancer risk include: Never having children, having your first child after age 35, having high bone density, being overweight after menopause, gaining weight as an adult or having one drink of alcohol a day.

Certainly an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and Howard Hospital invites the community to participate in this valuable exam. 
For more information call: 456-3149