Breast Health Month events planned at hospital
This year in America a new breast cancer will be diagnosed every three minutes.
Success to early detection is in large part due to education and training on how to do thorough monthly breast self-exams, completing yearly clinical breast exams and scheduling routine mammograms.
Tahoe Forest Hospital will be celebrating Breast Health Month during the week of Oct. 8-11. Incline Village Community Hospital will be celebrating Breast Health Month Oct. 22-25. Each week will start off with a breast health exhibit, appointments for a special breast health package including a mammogram, clinical breast exam, self breast exam training, bone density screen and lipid panel.
The special breast health package is only $100 (this is a $210 value of services). The special Breast Health Package is available to women needing a screening mammogram only.
Those not due for their mammogram in October can pick up a Breast Health Package coupon during Breast Health Week in Truckee or Incline Village. The coupon will be valid for one year in order to keep women on their annual screening schedule.
Special evening educational workshops have been added to the celebration. There will be one at Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee Monday, Oct. 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Cancer Healing One Step At A Time” will be presented by the Truckee-Tahoe Fuji Team. At Incline Village Community Hospital, “Breast Cancer and Surgical Therapies” will be presented by Dr. Orozco on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 7 p.m.
For more information or to schedule your appointment in Truckee call 582-3483. To schedule your appointment in Incline Village call (775) 832-3810, ext. 101.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
An older friend I made when I began here in 2016 called the other day to talk about the paper. I hadn’t heard from her in awhile and, well, I’ve been here just long enough…