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

Posted 09/26/2017

 Because She Matters Breast Cancer Luncheon
Murray-Calloway County Hospital will host its annual Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Yates Event Center located at 2760 State Route 121 North in Murray.

The event will feature guest speaker, Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton, the first African American in Kentucky history to hold statewide office and the fourth woman to serve as Lt. Gov. The Lt. Governor will give a motivational talk on how to be an example in today’s world.

Also at the event will be a catered 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

The luncheon is sponsored in part by Loretta Jobs, Breast Cancer Survivor, and Principal Broker at Keller Williams Experience Realty through the Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare.

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 the American College of Radiology (ACR), 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 a breast cancer utility tote.

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