Deaconess Henderson hosts breast cancer screening event

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Published: Oct. 20, 2022 at 6:01 AM CDT
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HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - Deaconess Henderson Hospital hosted a breast cancer screening event Thursday.

The Deaconess Mobile Breast Center was on site performing mammograms, along with Kentucky Cancer Program, and Horses and Hope with their pink Mustang.

The mobile service helps ensure that all women have access to an annual screening mammogram, regardless of ability to pay or travel to a breast imaging center.

”One in eight women have a lifetime risk of developing breast cancer and if caught early, very good prognosis most of the time,” says cancer control specialist, Jaimie Daniel. “So our goal is to have women screened annually beginning at the age of forty.”

Each person diagnosed at Deaconess is given a resource bag that will help them determine the next steps.

Click here for more information about the mobile mammogram service.