The things you learn can save your life. That’s the motto of this year’s information sessions on mammograms as the best strategy for early detection and prevention of breast cancer. Crouse Hospital and local health partners will be spreading this message at area Kinney Drugs locations during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Cancer Services Partnership of Onondaga County also will participate in these breast cancer awareness informational sessions at the following Kinney Drugs locations:
- Thursday, Oct. 9 noon to 3 p.m. in Baldwinsville (31 E. Genesee St.)
- Saturday, Oct. 11 9 a.m. to noon in East Syracuse (7065 Manlius Center)
- Tuesday, Oct. 14 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Syracuse (104 Lafayette Rd.) at the Brighton Ave. location
- Friday, Oct. 17, National Mammography Day, noon to 3 p.m. in Liverpool (7608 Oswego Rd. Suite 19)
Women will be able to ask questions about breast health and/or schedule a mammogram using their insurance or the county’s no-cost/low cost mammography program. Additionally, the first 50 women who stop to talk in each store will receive a free “Pink Ribbon Earthwise” tote bag.
Early detection of breast cancer is the key to prevention and successful treatment of the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, it's estimated that 178,480 women in the United States were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2007. About 40,460 women will die from the disease this year. Right now there are slightly over 2 million women living in the United States who have been treated for breast cancer.
For more information on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, information about the disease and ways to get involved with the cause, visit http://www.nbcam.org/.