Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
So far, in 2017 South Carolina has had over 10,000 breast cancer deaths. All women are at risk for breast cancer. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It is the 2nd most common cause of cancer death among women, next to lung cancer. Breast cancer, although rare, may also occur in men.
Where to be screened
Mammograms, diabetes, cholesterol, cervical and breast cancer
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 24, 31, 5:30–7:20 p.m.
1801 Sunset Dr., second floor, Columbia
For eligibility requirements and registration, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org and click on Events.
Signs and Symptoms
Abnormal lump felt during self-breast examination Abnormality detected on a mammogram Persistent changes to the breast, such as skin changes, swelling, skin irritation, pain and abnormal discharge
Prevention and Early Detection
With regular screening, breast cancer is found at an early stage when it is most treatable. The American Medical Association and American Cancer Society recommend:
Clinical Breast Exam (CBE) approximately every 3 years for women in their 20s & 30s. Every year for women aged 40 years and over. Women aged 40years and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.
Early detection is the key to survival. Get screened today.