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Adventist Health / Breast Care Center Visitors Receive Pink Giveaways in October

Breast Cancer Awareness

HANFORD – Mammograms help save lives. To encourage men and women to visit the Adventist Health / Breast Care Center for a mammogram in October, staff is giving away pink bags and water bottles.

“Mammograms play an important role in early detection and diagnosis of breast disease,” says Laurie Schirling, RN, and Breast Care Center manager. “We care about our community and hope to see patients 40 and older coming in every year for a mammogram.”

According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women in the United States. The organization lists a number of factors for developing the disease, including family history, late menopause and alcohol use.

Thanks to new technology, radiologists are detecting this life-threatening disease earlier.

“We’re so excited because the Breast Care Center will soon offer digital tomosynthesis, which is like a CAT scan for the breast,” says Schirling. This advanced imaging technique offers multiple X-ray images of the breast from different angles and can see through dense breasts.

The center also offers digital mammography, stereotactic biopsies, ultrasounds and bone densitometry, which is a bone scan for osteoporosis.

To learn more about the Breast Care Center or to make your appointment in October, call (559) 537-2400.