(Floresville, Texas October 31, 2011) Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancers that plague women today. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 192,370 cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in the United States this year.
Connally Memorial Medical Center showed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year by providing a week of discounted mammograms to uninsured women of Wilson County, sponsoring a “Lunch and Learn” informative seminar on breast cancer given by CMMC General Surgeon, Dr. Robert Duran and by having “PINK Fridays” during the month of October.
“Breast cancer is treatable if caught in the early stages,” states CMMC’s Chief Nursing Officer Celeste Brizzee, “through self examinations, screening mammograms and general awareness, there are a higher number of breast cancer survivors than in years past. In our effort to increase awareness, CMMC provides screening/diagnostic mammograms, surgical services and educational seminars. On a personal note, the ‘PINK Fridays’ were about the employees being able to show their support for those battling this disease, the survivors that have conquered this disease and those that have lost a loved one to this disease.”
Connally Memorial Medical Center is a progressive system of personalized healthcare services committed to being the provider of choice by delivering superior, appropriate care and improving the quality of life. CMMC is fully accredited by the Texas Department of Health and offers emergency care, surgical services, home health coordination, imaging services, wound and hyberbaric oxygen care, and rehabilitation services. For more information visit www.connallymmc.org.