By Sun Life Family Health Center

Sun Life Family Health Center will host its 5th annual Crucial Catch Event! This years event will provide women with FREE breast cancer education and screenings. There will be activities, refreshments, photo booth, and resources!

Event:
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018

Time:
2 PM – 6 PM

Location:
1864 East Florence Blvd. Suite 2, Casa Grande

No appointment necessary, but encouraged. To schedule an appointment please call 520-381-0380. 

You are invited to attend the event and learn about ways to reduce the risk of cancer and the importance of finding cancer early. 

Various vendors will be attending including an on-site Mammogram that will provide FREE services for participants that the doctors recommend have a mammogram done.

Learn more about the Sun Life Family Health Center:

www.sunlifefamilyhealth.org

The American Cancer Society states “Finding breast cancer early and getting state-of-the-art cancer treatment are the most important strategies to prevent deaths from breast cancer. Breast cancer that’s found early, when it’s small and has not spread, is easier to treat successfully. Getting regular screening tests is the most reliable way to find breast cancer early. The American Cancer Society has screening guidelines for women at average risk of breast cancer, and for those at high risk for breast cancer.”

For average risk to breast cancer, basic guidelines are recommended to be followed. The American Cancer Society defines “average risk” as someone that doesn’t have a personal history of breast cancer, a strong family history of breast cancer, or a genetic mutation known to increase risk of breast cancer, and has not had chest radiation therapy before the age of 30. 

Women between 40 and 44 have the option to start screening with a mammogram every year.

Women 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.

Women 55 and older can switch to a mammogram every other year, or they can choose to continue yearly mammograms. Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live 10 more years or longer.

All women should understand what to expect when getting a mammogram for breast cancer screening – what the test can and cannot do.

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