Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. However, no medical test is always 100 percent accurate, and mammography is no exception. Research is under way to improve the technology to lead to better accuracy and to create new technologies.
It is important for women to practice the elements of good breast health. It is suggested women:
Cookin’Men - Heather Snyder and John & David Rowe of Crossfit, Lewisburg, and participating chefs, will speak about the Cookin’ Men event. This event is held annually to raise funds for the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health. Local celebrity chefs cook a variety of delicious items for the attendees.
Dense Breasts and ABUS Technology – Kenneth Jusko, DO, Medical Director of Imaging Services at Evangelical Community Hospital and radiologist at the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health. Dr. Jusko will discuss ABUS technology, how it works in conjunction with mammography, what is seen on the images, and how dense breast tissue can change the methods preferred to see things as clearly as possible.
Patient Testimonial – Nancy DeHaven-Imgrund, survivor, patient of the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast health. Nancy, like other women in the area, commonly has dense breast tissue. By law patients are to be informed about having this tissue because it can mask certain cancers. The Center for Breast Health’s new ABUS equipment found her cancer after a routine mammogram showed nothing. She will share her personal story.
• 6–8 pm
Susquehanna Valley Country Club
Join us for an evening of fun, good spirits, and culinary delights prepared by local male celebrities in support of Evangelical Community Hospital’s Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health and the fight against breast cancer.
- See more at: http://www.evanhospital.com/cookinmen
Amy Keefer, Imaging Coordinator and Billie Jo Day, Oncology Nurse Navigator & Breast Health Specialist. Amy and Billie Jo will be discussing self-exams, the importance of knowing your body between mammogram screenings or before you’re technically old enough for mammograms. The conversation will stress the need for mammograms but also speak to self-exams and some hints on what to be looking for or what is normal and what to do if you think you found something that isn’t quite normal.
Andrea Bertram, Director of the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health at Evangelical Community Hospital. Andrea will speak to the personalized approach to diagnosis and treatment at the Center for Breast Health. She will cover the comprehensive, team approach each and every person with a diagnosis of cancer receives at the Breast Center along with other experts throughout the medical community. Andrea will talk about the experts involved, how the process works to create a care plan designed for each patient, and the benefits to the patient.
Michael Hayes, Psychologist and Billie Jo Day, Oncology Nurse Navigator & Breast Health Specialist. Dr. Hayes and Billie Jo will touch on the psychological support for cancer diagnosis and the role nurse navigation plays in helping the patient negotiate the challenges of the journey. They will cover some common areas patients who have been diagnosed with cancer face that affect them physically, emotionally, psychologically, and how the team is able to aid them in the journey. The will also speak to the importance of survivorship and the assistance that is available before, during, and after treatment.
Decorate the front door and/or windows of your business or store front to help raise awareness in the fight against Breast Cancer during the month of October with Paint the Valley Pink! Read more
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