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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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Austin Peay State University School of Nursing and Montgomery County Health Department receive grant for breast health

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Five years ago, Dr. Patty Orr, Austin Peay State University professor of nursing, and Joey Smith, director of the Montgomery County Health Department, made an unsettling discovery.

After looking into incidents of breast cancer in this area, they discovered that the mortality rate was disproportionately higher among women from traditionally under served populations.

Dr. Nancy Orr with the Susan G. Komen Foundation presents a check to Montgomery County Health Department Director Joey Smith for beast health. (APSU)

Dr. Nancy Orr with the Susan G. Komen Foundation presents a check to Montgomery County Health Department Director Joey Smith for beast health. (APSU)

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Tennessee Titans supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The National Football League, the NFL Players Association and the American Cancer Society are teaming up for the eighth year to support October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with “A Crucial Catch: Annual Screening Saves Lives,” campaign, reminding women about the importance of having a regular mammogram.

The Tennessee Titans will kick off breast cancer awareness month this week in a variety of ways, including honoring survivors on the field at the game.

General view of Nissan Stadium and the Cumberland River. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

General view of Nissan Stadium and the Cumberland River. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to hold Breast Cancer Awareness Ceremony/Walk on October 17th

 

BACH invites Community to join this Event

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s medical team is hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness ceremony and walk October 17th at noon at the hospital’s “A” building Veranda, next to the healing garden. Breast cancer survivors, their families and the community are invited to attend.

“This is a special time we can offer our support to Soldiers, Retirees and Families who have braved through the diagnosis, treatments and battles with breast cancer. It is also a time to reflect and remember our community members who have lost the battle to breast cancer,” said BACH commander Col. George N. Appenzeller. «Read the rest of this article»

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