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September 30, 2011

Augusta, GA  – There are currently more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today and Doctors Hospital is teaming up with local businesses to help increase those numbers.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Doctors Hospital, Chick-fil-A and 88.3 WAFJ are all proud to partner with the American Cancer Society to promote more birthdays and early breast cancer detection throughout the CSRA.  

This year, women who schedule a mammogram at Doctors Hospital during the month of October will receive a coupon good for a FREE Chick-fil-A sandwich and a 2012 pocket calendar from the hospital’s Women’s Diagnostic Center.  Numerous studies have shown that early detection of breast cancer can save women’s lives and increase their treatment options.

The American Cancer Society recommends the following breast screening guidelines:

  • Mammogram: Women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year and keep on doing so for as long as they are in good health.
  • Clinical breast exam: Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a regular exam by a health expert, at least every three years. After age 40, women should have a clinical breast exam by a health expert every year.
  • Breast self-exam (BSE): Beginning in their 20s, women should be told about the benefits and limitations of BSE. Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any changes to a health care provider right away.

Although risks for breast cancer include factors that cannot be changed (such as being female, age, and family history), there are some actions that may reduce a woman’s risk of getting breast cancer.  Staying at a healthy weight throughout life, adopting a physically active lifestyle, and limiting alcohol consumption may help reduce breast cancer risk.  

Schedule your mammogram today:  Call (877) 357-0159

For more breast health information visit: www.doctors-hospital.net

Sign up for free email mammogram reminders: www.cancer.org/MammogramReminder

About Doctors Hospital: Doctors Hospital is a full service acute-care hospital. Doctors Hospital specializes in Women’s Services, Orthopedics, and Cancer Care, and is home of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center, which cares for over 3,000 patients annually.