Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in women in the U.S. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 280,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
To help raise awareness about these statistics and what women can do to protect themselves, Crouse Hospital, with grant funding from Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Central New York, is hosting the 2nd annual "Mammograms & More: Ladies Night Out," on Wednesday, April 17, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Ave. Attendees will be able to enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts, as well as gifts and a chance to win drawings and door prizes. Participation in the program is free, but pre-registration at 315/472-2464 is required. Parking is free at the Marley Education Center and Crouse Hospital garages.
Women are invited to enjoy free chair massages and Reiki treatments, pick up beauty tips and chat about breast health with certified breast patient nurse navigators and physicians.
One of the first steps a woman should take to detect abnormalities in breast tissue is to take advantage of annual mammogram screenings. To better inform women about their own breast health, New York State law recently issued guideline about imaging for women with dense breast tissue. Stephen Montgomery, MD, medical director of the Crouse Breast Health Center, will lead a special presentation, "New Mammography Guidelines for Dense Breast Tissue and 3-D Mammography," begenning at 7 p.m., followed by a panel discussion with breast health experts, concluding at 8 p.m.
The recently expanded and removated Breast Health Center at Crouse Hospital, which offers 3-D mammography screenings, was the first area program to be designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
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