*Know the warning signs for breast cancer:

Changes in color or feel of the skin of the breast, areola, or nipple (dimpled, puckered, scaly or orange peel looking)..

Discharge from nipple or nipple inverting.

Changes in size or shape of breast, sudden swelling.

Lump, bulge, or thickening on or near the breast or underarm.

If you find any of these changes, see your doctor immediately.

*These message are for a quick reference only and should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment recommendations. You MUST see your doctor for any signs and symptoms that worried you! Dorothy Holloway,RN.

There are some disturbing statistics about breast cancer.

  • Every three minutes an American is diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • One woman in seven who lives to age 85 will develop breast cancer.
  • Breast cancer is the leading causes of death in women
    between the ages of 40 and 55.
  • Seventy percent of all breast cancers are found through
    breast self-exams. Not all lumps are detectable by touch We
    recommend regular mammograms and monthly breast exams.
  • Eight out of ten breast lumps are not cancerous. If you find
    a lump, don’t panic  call your doctor for an appointment.

As a special program of the American Association for Cancer Support, the mission of the American Breast Cancer Support Association is to provide free funds/ cancer care card and supplies / cancer care package to breast cancer patients, help raise breast cancer awareness to save lives, and support selected research programs in order to reduce the incidence of cancer throughout the world.

With your support, you enable us to continue our cancer care visa card program, cancer care package program, and out international pharmaceutical program. Together we can help raise Cancer Awareness.

The American association for cancer support is committed to directly assisting cancer patients regardless of their age, and type of cancer, to alleviate cancer patients and their families with emergency relief funds through the cancer care visa card and cancer care packages.

 

Thank you for you generous support. Your gift can provide another chance for life.

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Listen to Mercedez Cuevas at  wKZx 93.5 FM from 3PM to 8PM to learn more about breast cancer awareness on October month!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Mammogram Information

 

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If it’s time for your annual screening mammogram, the UT Medical Center’s mobile mammography unit will be providing digital screening mammograms tomorrow, Friday, Oct 3 at West Town Mall –Dillard’s from 10am – 5pm. Insurance is filed or uninsured women age 40 or older can call for funding options. Call 865-305-9753 to schedule your appointment.- Thank you Chemo Bear for the info!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our past activities

2013 Free RN services on the go for breast cancer early detection planning!

*FREE RN SERVICE ON THE GO!!!

Increase Awareness of Breast Cancer
Plan for Early Detection

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Our Free Volunteer RN Services
At 3094 Rainbow Drive Decatur, GA
30034 on Sunday October 20,2013
9AM to 2PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center to Visit

Knoxville and Region

Tue., April 30, 2013 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Belk West Town Mall, 7600 Kingston Pike, Knoxville

Wed. May 1, 2013 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Belk Turkey Creek, 11397 Parkside Dr., Knoxville

Fri. May 3 and Sat., May 4, 2013 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Belk Oak Ridge Mall, 333 Main Street East, Oak Ridge

Tue., May 7, 2013 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Belk Parkway Place, 655 Parkway, Sevierville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All screening exams are performed by Charlotte Radiology’s licensed, female mammography-certified technologists.  A board-certified radiologist, specialized in breast imaging will interpret the mammogram. Confidential results will be sent to the patient and her primary care physician.

Belk, the nation’s largest privately operated department store, launched BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography in partnership with Charlotte Radiology. This mobile mammography center will bring convenient, digital screening and awareness to all Belk markets with the journey beginning in 113 stores throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee through January 2014.

“Having the BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center travel to the cities where our associates and customers live and work underscores what we’ve being saying for a long time – awareness and early detection saves lives,” said Jessica Graham, Belk’s vice president of communications and community relations. “We’re excited to take Belk’s fight against breast cancer on the road.”

Belk’s $6 million investment in this program marks the retailer’s deep commitment to women’s health issues and breast cancer education and is the company’s single largest charitable contribution to date. Belk is the only retailer of its kind to form a partnership alongside community and health organizations by extending breast cancer screening and increasing breast cancer awareness through its own operation.

 

 

American Breast Cancer Support Association