Breast Cancer Awareness: Support Local Patients
Breast Cancer Statistics
It is estimated that one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life. While most cases occur after the age of 50 it is suggested to start getting yearly mammograms in your 40s. This can help to catch it early and keep it from spreading. According to Kentucky Tracking Kentucky has averaged around 1,645 new cases of breast cancer per year between 2010 and 2014, and rates have remained steady over recent decades. The American Cancer Society estimates that around 297,790 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2023.
Where to Get a Mammogram
To get a mammogram you can go to:
- Owensboro Health's Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center
- Owensboro Health Outpatient Imaging- The Springs
- Owensboro Health Regional Hospital
- The Deaconess Breast Center in Evansville, IN
- Henderson Health Care in Henderson, KY
- Ohio County Hospital
- Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging in Bowling Green, KY
Wanting to Help
Being able to help someone in need always makes us feel better. And being able to volunteer to help cancer patients is always rewarding. Locally you are able to volunteer to driver cancer patients. You can help someone get to and from their treatments. You would be using your personal time and vehicle, but helping someone get the lifesaving treatment they need is reward enough. Click this link to learn more about volunteering to drive.
You can also always donate to help the cause! There are so many difference organizations you can donate to and help those with breast cancer. Your donation will help to fund science and research that supports treating, and curing cancer. Just to name a few, you can donate to: