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Breast cancer screenings offer convenient hours

October is Breast cancer awareness month. One in eight women develops breast cancer! Most women who get the disease have no family history. Breast cancer risk increases with age so that’s why annual screening is recommended by the American Cancer Society for those 40 and older, or earlier for those who may have other risk […]

Breast cancer screening, mammography

When it comes to breast cancer screening, don’t skip a year. If you’re a woman 40 years or older, get a clinical breast exam and mammogram annually. This message was delivered by Carol Bergen, clinical manager of the Piper Breast Center® of the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute®, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, at a January 26 women’s […]