This October, Hegg Health Center is going pink every Friday to help raise awareness about Breast Cancer. Our employees will be wearing pink t-shirts every Friday in October to help raise awareness, show our support to those who are fighting breast cancer and honor those who have been taken. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Detecting breast cancer early makes it much easier to treat, so we wanted to provide our patients with a visual reminder to get their annual mammogram. We hope that by seeing so many of our employees in pink, it will encourage women to schedule their annual mammogram.
In addition to employees wearing these shirts, we also wanted to extend the opportunity to the community. Our annual Glow Run was cancelled this year, but we still want to raise awareness and show our support to those who have been affected by cancer. If you’d like to join us in wearing pink, you can purchase a t-shirt at https://www.hegghc.org/stronger-together/. *Limited quantities available.
After fundraising for three years, we were finally able to purchase and install our new 3D mammogram unit last year. 3D mammograms provide much better imaging which provides more accurate results. It is important for women over 40 to get a mammogram every year. This allows our radiology department to discover any abnormalities in their early stages which reduces the risk of the patient dying by 25-30%.
In addition to regular mammograms or breast exams, living a healthy lifestyle can also help prevent breast cancer. Eating healthy, exercising regularly and controlling your weight can all decrease your risk of developing breast cancer. If you have any concerns or a history of breast cancer in your family, talk to your doctor.
If you would like to schedule your yearly mammogram, give our Radiology Department at Hegg Health Center a call at 712-476-8023. A ten minute appointment could save your life.