Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the hospital with the “Pink Heals” fire truck and a breast health education table.
The pink fire truck will be in front of the hospital at 9 a.m. Those who are currently fighting cancer or who have beaten cancer are invited to sign the truck and take pictures or videos with the firefighters who travel the country promoting breast cancer awareness.
An information table highlighting breast health awareness and self examination techniques will also be set-up in Darnall’s front entrance lobby throughout the day.
Patients who believe they have a suspicious spot, lump or mass, or who are concerned about their breast health for any reason, should see their primary care provider immediately.
One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women after lung cancer.
Early detection of breast cancer is increased dramatically by a regular schedule of breast self-exams, mammograms and clinical breast exams.
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