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September 29, 2011

 

Public Invited to Breast Cancer Program on October 5

Breast cancer will be the focus of a public health lecture at Northeast Alabama Community College on Wednesday, October 5, at 12:00 noon in the Health Education Building Room 106 on the NACC campus. October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Kay Page, owner of MMI Breast Center in Scottsboro, Alabama will be our speaker.

According to The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2011, about 230,480 women will be diagnosed with new cases of invasive breast cancer and about 39,520 will die from breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is a little less than 1 in 8. Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment.

Early detection is one of the most important steps in cancer prevention. MMI offers the latest imaging technology to make getting a mammogram easy and comfortable for women. “Being able to offer digital mammography has increased my daily volume by 50 percent,” says Page. “We perform approximately 40 mammograms a day, and if there is something there, I will find it.”

MMI stands for multiple-modality imaging. The MMI Breast Center is a complete women’s center and offers digital mammograms, breast ultrasound, stereotactic needle biopsies and bone density exams. Kay has been the owner of MMI Breast Center is 1995. She has one mission and that is to help women detect and beat breast cancer. MMI offers technology identical to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center.

“We are very fortunate to have Kay Page and MMI Breast Center in our area,” stated Susan Barron, Director of High School Relations and Event Planning. “Breast cancer is a topic that is on everyone’s mind. Having Kay speak at NACC is a great way to educate our students and community about breast cancer and early detection.”

The health lecture is provided free of charge to faculty, students and the public. For more information about the Health Care lecture series, contact Susan Barron at phone extension *2301 or e-mail barrons@nacc.edu.

 

Kay Page, owner of MMI Breast Center,
will speak October 5.