Events Slated for Breast Health Awareness Month
The month of October is all about breast health awareness. In an effort to promote breast health, Phoebe Putney Health System will host a variety of events specific to breast health.
Health screenings, health fairs and awareness walks will take place across Southwest Georgia to remind the community of the importance of breast health and cancer prevention.
Below is a list of scheduled events:
Wednesday, October 1 | 11:30 am
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Walk: All Phoebe employees are invited to join us! Wear a pink shirt and tennis shoes and meet in the Wetherbee Lobby.
Wednesday, October 1 | 12:30 pm
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, North Campus
Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Walk: All Phoebe employees are invited to join us! Wear a pink shirt and tennis shoes and meet in the Main Lobby.
Saturday, October 18 | 8am-1pm
Women’s Health Conference: Free to the public; includes breakfast and lunch, health screens, physician-led workshops, door prizes and t-shirts (while they last).
Saturday, October 18 | Registration at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m.
Downtown Americus, starting at Lenny's Farmer's Market
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk: please call (229) 931-6812 for more information.
Saturday, October 25 | 8-11:30am
Worth County Community Center, Sylvester
Women’s Health Conference: Free to the public; includes breakfast, health screens and more. Join us and live healthy so you can live longer!
Breast Cancer Information: Links
A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of Breast Cancer | By Chirag Jani, MD
People often use the term "multidisciplinary" to describe the ideal care for cancers and other complex diseases. A multidisciplinary approach is effective because it includes the opinions of a group of specialists - not just one doctor - in making decisions about your treatment and care. [ Read Full Story >> ]
SPEER: Early Detection Critical in Breast Cancer | By Shawnta Speer, MD
The two most important risk factors for breast cancer are being female and getting old. We Have to Take Responsibility. No matter your age, you need to become familiar with how your breasts look and feel. [ Read Full Story >> ]
For more information about the Carlton Breast Health Center, or to schedule a mammogram, please call (229) 312-4012.