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Baptist Union County hosts free breast cancer awareness luncheon

breast cancer awareness luncheon Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County has become a regional leader in cancer treatment. The Baptist Cancer Center opened at the New Albany Hospital a little more than two years ago and offers the most recent technology and know-how for successful treatment of cancer.

NEW ALBANY, MISS., – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will host a free breast cancer awareness luncheon, open to the public, which aims to raise awareness of breast cancer and preventive care measures.

The luncheon will take place at noon on October 10th, in the Hillcrest Baptist Church fellowship hall, located at 216 Highway 15 South, New Albany.

According to the American Cancer Society, a woman’s chance of having invasive breast cancer is 1 in 8, and 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2018. In order to educate area women about their options for preventive care and screening, Baptist Union County will provide attendees with important information about keeping breast cancer at bay.

The luncheon will feature Dr. Justin Lohmeier, a Baptist radiologist, who will discuss 3-D mammography. The technology is available at Baptist Union County and offers many advantages to the patient, including more accurate detection, earlier diagnosis, better detection in women with dense breast tissue, increased comfort and minimal radiation exposure, according to multiple sources.

Following Dr. Lohmeier’s informational talk, local breast cancer survivors will share their stories.

Reserve your seat at the luncheon

Awareness is an important ally in the fight against breast cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chance of survival.

Although the breast cancer awareness luncheon is free to the public, pre-registration is requested, by calling Stefanie Hodges, at 662-538-2613. Participants can also register for a memory foam mattress to be given away by Melissa’s Mattress.

Baptist Union County, the recipient of many awards and accolades, was most recently recognized by Premier as one of only three hospitals in the nation that achieved top performance in all seven of the areas measured in Premier’s Quest collaborative. The hospital was awarded the Outstanding Patient Experience Award by Healthgrades and was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, in 2018.

Baptist Union County offers a variety of health care services, including adult and pediatric inpatient services, labor and delivery, cancer center, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour expanded emergency room. The hospital also offers telemedicine and comprehensive diagnostic services, including an American College of Radiology- Accredited Breast Care Center of Excellence.

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