October 2, 2017 - According to the American Cancer Society, there is no
sure way to prevent breast cancer. However, there are things all women
can do that might reduce their risk and help increase the odds that if
cancer does occur, it will be found at an early, more treatable stage.
For women age 40 and older, mammograms are recommended every year to detect
potential cancers at the earliest possible moment.
This year, Southeast Georgia Health System celebrates National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month with Mammos & ManiCURES, a free, fun and educational
evening of pampering, polish and pink power. Mammos & ManiCURES will
provide an opportunity for attendees to meet members of the Health System’s
breast care team and learn about breast health, receive mini manicures
and facials, and get tips on healthy eating. Bra measurements, clinical
breast exams and screening mammograms will also be available.
Mammos & ManiCURES will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12 on the Brunswick
Campus, Outpatient Care Center, 2500 Starling St., and on the Camden Campus,
Thursday, Oct. 19, Conference Center, 2000 Dan Proctor Dr., St. Marys.
Mammogram screenings require a physician’s order; insurance is accepted
and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify. Appointments
are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to
make an appointment, call 1-855-ASK-SGHS (855-275-7447).