Breast Cancer Awareness Month

1 in 8 American Women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American women 55-64, but about 10% of people diagnosed before age 45. It is recommended that if you or a family member has been diagnosed with breast cancer, or you are over age 40, that you get a yearly mammogram.

Most insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover mammograms at no cost to you. A mammogram usually takes about 10-15 minutes from start to finish.

It is also important to do self breast exams. Even if you regularly get a mammogram, it is still important to do a self exam monthly. Cancerous cells grow faster than typical, healthy cells and a tumor or mass can appear quickly. The earlier a mass is detected, the better.

Park DuValle Community Health Center hosts the Norton Mammogram Mobile Unit the first Wednesday and Thursday of every month. Call 502-774-4401 Ext. 1127 to schedule yours today.

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Protect yourself against COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Protect yourself against COVID-19 (coronavirus) by covering your nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as a cough or difficulty breathing, call your primary care provider.

To protect Patients and Staff we are asking:

  • All patients call before walking into the health center
  • Patients 60 years and older accept a telephone visit rather than walking into the health center for an appointment
  • Do NOT bring anyone with you to your appointment unless medically necessary

 

Do NOT come to the health center within your 14 day isolation/quarantine period