National Breast Cancer awareness month: Tahoe Forest Hospital offers free lecture and screenings |

National Breast Cancer awareness month: Tahoe Forest Hospital offers free lecture and screenings

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8211; Tahoe Forest Hospital kicks off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), now in its 26th year, with free bone density heel scan screenings for first-time mammogram appointments. In addition, Ahrin Koppel, MD, Oncologist, Tahoe Forest Hospital will give a free lecture, andamp;#8220;Breast Health, Knowledge is Powerandamp;#8221; Oct. 6, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Health andamp; Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.Dr. Koppelandamp;#8217;s lecture will explore the many ways women can maintain breast health, along with how to share this information with family members. Dr. Koppel will also discuss the importance of knowing your family breast history and how to best educate yourself if you are a descendent of a relative who had or has breast cancer. andamp;#8220;Early breast cancer detection can save a womenandamp;#8217;s life,andamp;#8221; said Dr. Koppel. andamp;#8220;Women 40 years of age or older should each year have a clinical breast exam and mammogram.andamp;#8221;Tahoe Forest Hospital offers a state-of-the-art digital mammography. Mammograms are performed by certified mammography technologists and are interpreted by board certified radiologists. The screening is quick and easy and follow-up breast care is available without a physicianandamp;#8217;s referral.A limited number of exams and mammograms are available through Susan G. Komen for the cure grant funding. Call 530-582-3277 for eligibility details. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)) is an annual international health campaign occurring every October. The organization is a partnership of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to screening services.The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. NBCAM is also a time for women to be reminded of the vital importance for earlier detection.Since its inception a quarter century ago, NBCAM has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues and has evolved along with the national dialogue on breast cancer. Today, NBCAM recognizes that although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. The organization remains dedicated to educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health by practicing regular self-breast exams to identify any changes, scheduling regular visits and annual mammograms with their healthcare provider, adhering to prescribed treatment and knowing the facts about recurrence more information about Tahoe Forest Health System, visit;#8212; Submitted to

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