Breast Cancer Awareness
According to the Centers for Disease Control, breast cancer is the leading type of cancer, and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in American women.
Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easiest to treat. Women should speak with their doctor about their breast health. The American Cancer Society recommends yearly mammograms beginning at age 40, with breast self-exam practices for women starting in their 20s. Family history may require some women to begin mammograms at an earlier age. Talk to your doctor about the recommendations that are right for you.
The Adena Cancer Center’s team of oncology specialists provide advanced breast cancer treatment options for patients in our community, close to home. To schedule a mammogram or request an appointment with one of Adena’s breast cancer specialists, please call (740) 779-7711.
“A Promise to Keep” Offers Free Mammograms
Adena Health System promises to ensure quality care and save lives. Through our “A Promise to Keep” program, Adena offers free mammogram screenings to eligible women and men living in Pike, Ross, Jackson, Fayette, Vinton, Hocking, Lawrence, Scioto and Pickaway counties.
Free mammogram screening eligibility includes:
- 40 years or older
- Women under age 40 with breast abnormality or increased risk for breast cancer
- No insurance or underinsured
- Must be enrolled by “A Promise to Keep” coordinator
For more information or to register, please call the Adena Cancer Center at (740) 542-3063.
A Promise to Keep downloadable PDF
Super Foods Offer Cancer-fighting Nutrients
According to the American Cancer Society, some scientists estimate people can reduce their risk of cancer by 30 to 40 percent, just by eating more fruits and vegetables. It is recommended we eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetable every day.
Fruits and vegetables are considered “super foods,” which are nutrient-dense foods having remarkable health benefits. These foods are proven to have protective, disease-fighting properties that may reduce your risk for cancer and other chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.
A variety of super foods include: broccoli, berries, carrots, oatmeal, pepper, spinach, salmon, tomatoes, and walnuts. Learn how to incorporate super foods into your meal plan.