MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL HOSTS ANNUAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH LUNCHEON, OFFERS MAMMOGRAM INCENTIVES IN OCTOBER

Posted 09/26/2016

MURRAY, KY – Murray-Calloway County Hospital will host its annual Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center.

The event will feature an educational presentation on new technology in mammography called tomosynthesis, a testimonial from a recent breast cancer survivor, lunch, giveaways, door prizes and motivation and relaxation methods. All are welcome to the free event, and interested parties are asked to RSVP by calling (270) 762-1381, or by emailing marketing@murrayhospital.org

While breast cancer affects people throughout the year, October has been marked as a month of heightened awareness of the disease and those it impacts, in hopes of moving closer to eventually finding a cure.

In addition, October is also used as a reminder to women to make sure they are keeping up with preventative and early detection measures against breast cancer. At Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s Mammography Department, the staff knows first-hand how vital early detection is. Thanks to new digital mammography technology, early detection is faster and much more accurate. Radiologists can view and manipulate the images and detect smaller changes that may be early signs of cancer.

The Murray-Calloway County Hospital Mammography Center is accredited by both the American College of Radiology (ACR), and MSQA (Mammography Quality Standards Act), the FDA's federal accreditation program. The equipment is regularly checked for accuracy and is used only for mammography. Technologists perform required daily, weekly, and monthly quality control tests.

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, every patient who gets a mammogram at MCCH in October will receive promotional gift, and be entered into a drawing for a breast cancer awareness tote.

For more information on mammograms or women’s health, call (270) 762-1971.