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Valley Baptist Health System creates awareness for Breast Cancer

Jan 7, 2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Valley Baptist Health System is raising awareness throughout the Rio Grande Valley community about prevention and treatment.

In addition to raising awareness, Valley Baptist Imaging Services is offering $99 mammograms throughout October to encourage preventive care.

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer accounts for more than one in three cancers diagnosed in the United States, making it the most common cancer among women, other than skin cancer.

“About 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with some form of breast cancer during their lifetime,” said Joey Govea, Director of Imaging Services for Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen.  “It’s important for women to take time for themselves by making their annual visit to their doctor, maintaining routine self-exams and ensuring they are getting mammograms as recommended by their healthcare provider.”

However, early detection through mammogram screenings, increased public awareness of breast cancer and improved treatments have helped reduce the rate of death from breast cancer in the United States. Mammogram screenings can detect breast cancer when it is smaller and more confined to the breast, allowing the cancer to be treated more easily.

“Valley Baptist is proud to offer the latest in breast cancer care through comprehensive screening services to include, 3D digital screening mammography, breast ultrasound and stereotactic biopsies,” said Govea. 

To help encourage women to get the one picture that could save their lives – a mammogram – Valley Baptist is holding free community seminars on signs, symptoms and the latest treatments available.  There is no guaranteed way to prevent breast cancer, but early detection through regular mammograms can save your life.

$99 MDSave vouchers are available all month by visiting: https://www.mdsave.com/mammogram

Valley Baptist Healthy System invites you to please join us:

Spotlight Social Fundraiser

Friday, October 5 from 4:00pm-7:00pm
Sunrise Mall – 2370 North St, Brownsville, TX  78521

Join in the fight to end breast cancer by wearing pink and joining us to hear the courageous stories of survivors.

For more information: http://www.sunrisemalltx.com/event/blt1940e0275445b267

Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

Friday, October 12 at Noon

Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen – 2101 Pease St., Harlingen, TX  78550

Dr. Vijan Dhevan, General Surgeon, will discuss signs, symptoms and treatment of breast cancer.

To RSVP visit: https://www.valleybaptist.net/about-us/classes-events.

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