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Hospital announces breast cancer drawing winners

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Breast cancer survivor Betty Allee (above left) and Mary Rominger (below) were the winners in the Putnam County Hospital quarterly breast cancer screening drawings. Cindy Mason (above right) of the breast imaging staff presented Allee with her prize.
The breast imaging staff at Putnam County Hospital recently announced Betty Allee of Reelsville and Mary Rominger of Greencastle as the winners of the second quarter gift basket drawings.

Allee and Rominger won baskets of BCA goodies including breast cancer awareness umbrella, bath and body work products, a special breast cancer ornament, travel kits, candles, candy, stuffed pink lion and included in Allee's basket (a breast cancer survivor) was a $50 gift card to Walmart donated by Janice Dazey from PCH dietary and Dazey Trucking to help in the fight against breast cancer.

The second quarter drawings for BCA gift baskets were to promote and celebrate women having their yearly screening mammogram and women who are breast cancer survivors having their yearly diagnostic mammogram. The American Cancer Society and The American College of Radiology recommend that all women 40 and over have their yearly mammogram and continue to do so as long as possible.

A yearly screening mammogram is so important and can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. The most common form of screening is a physical breast examination performed by a doctor followed by a mammogram. A mammogram usually involves two X-ray images of each breast. The X-ray images make it possible to detect tumors that are too small to be felt in a physical screening.

Putnam County Hospital offers digital mammography that can detect some of the tiniest cancers. There is no doubt that getting your yearly mammogram could save your life.

In this very tough economy a lot of women may not have insurance, but the Indiana Department of Health Breast and Cervical Cancer Program may be able to help. Women who cannot afford a mammogram may call the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) at 855-435-7178 to see if they qualify for this test at no cost based on their age and income.

PCH will also have a third quarter (April-June) drawing, which will again celebrate all women having their yearly mammogram whether it be screening or diagnostic. Everyone in the breast imaging department has really done a great job of putting these baskets together and making sure that each has added their own special touch. The staff thanks Erika O'Rourke for donating the breast cancer ornament.

If you would like to schedule a mammogram call 658-2760.

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Did someone at some in sensitive hospital forget to tell him about "Penny Health". Also If you aren't employed and have no means of paying for treatment the hospital will file the form and get reimbursed by medicaid.

-- Posted by williamcolliers on Sat, Apr 21, 2012, at 8:16 AM

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