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Tennessee Department of Health says Breast Cancer Screening Important for all Women

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health wants everyone to know that breast cancer is the leading cause of new cancer cases and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Tennessee women, with approximately 5,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year in the state.

The Tennessee Department of Health reminds Tennesseans that early detection through regular screening and timely treatment can improve chances of survival of breast cancer.

Regular screening and timely treatment can improve chances of survival of breast cancer.

Regular screening and timely treatment can improve chances of survival of breast cancer.

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Saint Thomas Health Mobile Mammography Coach to be at Hilltop Supermarket Saturday, August 10th

 

Hilltop SupermarketClarksville, TN – The Saint Thomas Health Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography Coach will be at Hilltop Supermarket’s parking lot from 9:00am until 3:00pm this Saturday, August 10th, 2019.

The coach provides mammography for women who cannot afford the time away from work for appropriate screenings. It also helps women with no insurance through support from organizations like Susan G. Komen.

Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography

Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography

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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – June 23rd, 2019

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, I focused my energy on the work we’re doing in the Senate to provide for our military, and our veterans.

Service men and women face increasingly sophisticated and lethal threats, and I’m leading the charge to ensure they are given the tools they need to fight the good fight overseas, and are taken care of when they return home.

Protecting Freedom For Our Next Generation

On Tuesday, I spoke on the Senate floor and told my colleagues that as we consider the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), we must recognize that our nation is faced with new, sophisticated threats. We must be prepared for both traditional as well as new emerging types of warfare.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn, Dianne Feinstein introduce Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act of 2019

 

Bill to Improve Access to Lifesaving Breast Cancer Screenings

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, June 20th, 2019, S. 1936, the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act of 2019 was introduced by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to postpone recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that would limit access to breast cancer screening for women in their 40s.

It would continue the moratorium on the USPSTF recommendations, which Congress has extended several times.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Saint Thomas Health Mobile Mammography Coach to be at Hilltop Supermarket Saturday, January 12th

 

Hilltop SupermarketClarksville, TN – The Saint Thomas Health Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography Coach will be at Hilltop Supermarket’s parking lot from 9:00am until 3:00pm this Saturday, January 12th, 2019.

The coach provides mammography for women who cannot afford the time away from work for appropriate screenings. It also helps women with no insurance through support from organizations like Susan G. Komen.

Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography

Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography

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American Heart Association reports Breast Cancer Treatments may increase the risk of Heart Disease

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Breast cancer patients may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases including heart failure and may benefit from a treatment approach that weighs the benefits of specific therapies against potential damage to the heart, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published in its journal Circulation.

The statement is an overview of what we currently know about risk factors common to both heart disease and breast cancer, the potential heart damage from some breast cancer treatments, and suggested strategies to prevent or minimize the damage.

Breast cancer survivors, especially older women, are more likely to die from cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure rather than breast cancer. (American Heart Association)

Breast cancer survivors, especially older women, are more likely to die from cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure rather than breast cancer. (American Heart Association)

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Clarksville Fire Rescue donates $2,500 at Tickle Me Pink

 

T-shirt sales aid YMCA’s After Breast Cancer Program

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Fire Rescue firefighters and staff members concluded a drive to sell hundreds of special pink T-shirts that allowed them to donate $2,500 to the YMCA’s After Breast Cancer (ABC) Program.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan congratulates Gina Mills (left) and Susan Harris for their work selling pink Clarksville Fire Rescue T-shirts, raising a $2,500 donation to the YMCA's ABC Program.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan congratulates Gina Mills (left) and Susan Harris for their work selling pink Clarksville Fire Rescue T-shirts, raising a $2,500 donation to the YMCA’s ABC Program.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital recommends Annual Mammograms for Women over 40

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Medical officials recommend women age 40 and older have a mammogram annually to detect for signs of breast cancer.

“Mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by nearly 40 percent since 1990. Annual mammograms can help detect cancer in its earliest stages when it’s most treatable,” said Maj. Sara Michael, a diagnostic radiologist and Chief of Mammography and Ultrasound at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Chief of Mammography and Ultrasound, Maj. Sara Michael, a diagnostic radiologist, reviews a mammogram Oct. 11 to look for any abnormalities in the breast tissue that could require further testing. Women over age 40 should have a mammogram annually to detect for signs of breast cancer. Women over age 40 who receive care at BACH can call the mammography clinic directly to schedule their annual mammogram. (Maria Yager)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Chief of Mammography and Ultrasound, Maj. Sara Michael, a diagnostic radiologist, reviews a mammogram Oct. 11 to look for any abnormalities in the breast tissue that could require further testing. Women over age 40 should have a mammogram annually to detect for signs of breast cancer. Women over age 40 who receive care at BACH can call the mammography clinic directly to schedule their annual mammogram. (Maria Yager)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Talk with your Health Care Provider about Breast Cancer Screening, Rick Factors

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in women in the United States.

With nearly 4,700 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in Tennessee every year, the Tennessee Department of Health encourages residents to talk with a health care provider on when to schedule their annual mammograms. Mammography screening should begin no later than age 50.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Distinguished Steppers Unlimited of Clarksville to host 3rd Annual Pink Empowerment Event For Breast Cancer Awareness

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Event to be held at Kleeman Recreation Center

Distinguished Steppers UnlimitedClarksville, TN – On Saturday, September 30th, 2017 the Distinguished Steppers Unlimited (DSU) of Clarksville will kick-off this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a visual reminder of the importance breast health, early breast cancer detection and treatment.

The highlight of this event has been to assemble and trim a tree beautifully adorned in pink in recognition of the many breast cancer survivors and in memory of those who lost their fight with this disease. This year the group will continue the tradition of assembling a display at the Kleeman Recreation Center, this year’s reception event site.

Pink Empowerment Tree Trimming & Reception to be held Saturday, September 30th at the Kleeman Recreation Center.

Pink Empowerment Tree Trimming & Reception to be held Saturday, September 30th at the Kleeman Recreation Center.

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