Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact, Portneuf Cancer Center treated over 100 women with breast cancer this past year. To kick off the month of October, Portneuf Medical Center proudly sponsored the 22nd annual Brake for Breakfast. While locally over 2,800 people attended the event, it is worthy to note, Brake for Breakfast events are held throughout southern Idaho and western Wyoming. Combined, participating co-op hospitals successfully reached over 15,000 people.
“We are sharing useful and important information in a high-energy, fun community event,” said Mary Keating, Director of Marketing. “We thank the community for their support and we encourage community members to work with their primary care provider to outline a routine screening plan that is right for them.”
While the event is fun and free, the event organizers want to stress that the goal is to remind women to schedule routine clinical exams and to get a yearly mammogram after they pass into the fabulous forties or earlier if they are in a high-risk category. Mammograms are a very effective, highly accurate diagnostic tool for locating and diagnosing abnormal breast tissue. Timely detection can aid in diagnosis and treatment. Statistically, early detection decreases breast cancer mortality in women by 30%. Finding cancer early increases a woman’s chance of survival. Peace of mind and early detection are just a phone call away.
The best prevention is early detection! Call and schedule your mammogram today at 208-239-1500.