Hays, Kansas — HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, is highlighting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October with a variety of events.
Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help detect breast cancer early allowing for earlier treatment for a longer survival rate.
On September 21, the BCC participated in the Hays Public Library Health Fair from 10 am – 12 noon. They had representatives to talk to and cards for people to fill out to be contacted to set up a mammogram.
On September 26 the Breast Care Center (BCC) will hold “Smash Bash” for associates. The day is devoted to encouraging Associates of HaysMed to get their mammograms. The center will offer extended hours, special treats and activities.
The BCC will be participating in the Wichita Komen Race on September 28 with an informational booth.
On September 29 information on breast cancer awareness and the early detection program will be given out at the HaysMed annual Drive Thru Flu. The early detection program is an initiative that provides mammograms and pap smears to women who do not have insurance.
On October 12 the BCC will participate in the Fort Hays State University homecoming parade distributing cups to spread awareness of breast cancer awareness month.
For the entire month of October the BCC is partnering with Breathe Coffee House and Mokas utilizing specially designed coffee sleeves for customers to urge scheduling a mammogram.
The BCC at HaysMed is a comprehensive breast center that offers a variety of services including 3D digital mammography that can detect breast abnormalities earlier than standard mammograms, high risk breast cancer prevention consultations, treatment of noncancerous breast conditions, survivorship programs for long term monitoring of breast cancer survivors, and access to research trials.
The center also has a dedicated breast nurse navigator that works through the diagnostic workup and treatment phase of breast cancer to provide seamless services.
To request an appointment call 785-623-5114 or go online at https://www.haysmed.com/breast-care-center/