From press reports
Winston Medical Center wants to encourage women to get their mammograms because early detection is a woman’s best protection.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 2,080 new cases of breast cancer will occur in Mississippi for 2013. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.
Early detection is your best detection and screening tests include a clinical breast exam and a mammogram. A clinical breast exam is when a health-care provider looks for and feels for any changes in your breasts. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast. It can detect breast cancer two to three years before a lump can be felt.
“While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same,” said Jimmie Permenter, WMC Technologist. “I encourage women to take the time to have their clinical breast exam and mammogram. This is something women can do to detect this disease earlier when it may be most treatable. ”
Winston Medical Center encourages women to take charge and do the following steps:
• Talk with your health-care provider about your risk factors for breast cancer to determine when to begin and how often to have clinical breast exams and mammograms.
• Be aware of how your breast looks and feel so you are able to spot any abnormal changes as soon as possible. These changes could include a lump in the breast or underarm area, swelling, warmth or redness of the breast, a change in the size or shape of the breast, dimpling or puckering of the skin, an itchy scaly sore or rash on the nipple or spontaneous nipple discharge. See your health-care provider if you notice any breast changes.
• Get the word out – screen for breast cancer. Do it for yourself…Do it for your family!
• Call Winston Medical Center to schedule your personal mammogram with Jimmy Permenter or Jan Lowery at 779-5119.
At Winston Medical Center you will not experience any long waiting periods or long drives. Winston Medical Center has state of the art mammography digital imaging equipment to get fast, accurate results that our patients deserve. For more information about WMC Mammography visit www.winstonmedical.org
October is National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month at the Post Office
The Louisville and Noxapater Post Offices are requesting your partnership in funding the cure against Breast Cancer by choosing the stamp that makes a difference.
We ask that you support Breast Cancer Research by purchasing the semi-postal Breast Cancer Research stamp for all of your postage needs during the month of October.
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Breast Cancer has touched far too many lives already. You can join the Postal Service in the fight against breast cancer by purchasing your stamps today. Together we can help stamp out this disease and make it history.
Thank you, in advance, for your support in funding the cure.