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.
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.