TCC’s first annual Mammo-Grammy’s, held at the Clarion, treated women in our community to a day of pampering to celebrate healthy lifestyles and learn more about how to reduce their risk for breast cancer and early detection.
Dr. Daniel Burns, LEMS OB/GYN specialist, with the help of his assistant for the day, Erie II Boces CNA student, Emily Jackson, provided on-site breast exams and referred one dozen women for same day mammograms at Brooks.
The month October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is perfect a time to recognize the contribution of community partners, The Chautauqua Center (TCC), LEMS, Chautauqua County Cancer Services, Erie II BOCES and others. Last week, over 70 women without health insurance or with high deductibles, received FREE breast exams thanks to a new collaboration.
Alice Przybycien, working remotely with Brooks mammo team, Lori Mleczko and Martha Diluca, seamlessly coordinated same day mammograms for the mothers, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers in our community.
The American Cancer Society recommends all women should begin having yearly mammograms by age 45, and should have the choice to start screening with yearly mammograms as early as age 40 if they want to.
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