Contact: Jim Cannon
The month of October is well known for efforts to raise awareness about breast cancer and breast cancer prevention. On Friday, October 27, Powell Valley Healthcare is hosting a free lunch and learn presentation on breast health and breast cancer prevention at 12:00 p.m. in the hospital conference room. Lauren Showalter, certified mammographer with PVHC's imaging team, will talk about the importance of mammography screening, self and clinical breast exams, breast cancer statistics, and general breast health and prevention. Dr. Jake Merrell, diagnostic radiologist, will join Lauren in answering questions about these topics as well as breast cancer diagnosis.
"We really want to help people understand their risk of developing breast cancer and the importance of early diagnosis in order to prevent more serious cases of breast cancer," said Dr. Merrell. The presentation includes free lunch. To register, please visit www.pvhc.org or call 754-1104.