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  • UPMC Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Health Fair

    Oct 13, 2022

    UPMC is hosting its fourth annual Breast Cancer Walk-In Mammogram Screening Event at multiple locations across the region. Mammograms are an important tool in the early detection of breast cancer. For this event, women age 40 and over, who are eligible through their insurance for a screening mammogram and who do not already have an upcoming scheduled mammogram can receive one without an appointment. • Tuesday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., UPMC Bedford, 10455 Lincoln Hwy, Everett, PA, 15537 • Wednesday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., UPMC Outpati...

  • Department of Health Emphasizes Importance of Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings

    Oct 13, 2022

    The Department of Health is today emphasizing the importance of continued breast and cervical cancer screenings. It is important for people who postponed screenings during COVID-19 to catch up now through an early detection program providing free services to those who qualify. “Now is the time to make sure you are practicing self-care, and that includes getting your screenings done,” said Acting Secretary of Health and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson. “I am so pleased that this year we were able to conduct nearly 1,600 more...

  • Do It Yourself: Self-Exams Can Help

    Oct 6, 2022

    Various organizations urge women to familiarize themselves with their breasts and conduct somewhat routine self-exams so they can uncover any lumps or other issues that may warrant further examination by a physician. Though self-exams can lead to discovery of breast cancer when the disease is most treatable, the World Health Organization notes that as many as 90 percent of breast masses are not cancerous. Non-cancerous abnormalities may be benign masses such as fibroadenoma and cysts or indicative of infection. It’s also important that women r...

  • Support Loved Ones Who Have Breast Cancer

    Oct 6, 2022

    Efforts to educate women about breast cancer have helped raise awareness of the disease and just how treatable it is when detected early. Despite that, a diagnosis can still be difficult for women and their families. When someone close to you is affected by breast cancer, priorities suddenly change and you may be wondering what you can do to provide the support needed to help this person navigate any ups and downs that could be on the horizon. A breast cancer diagnosis does not produce a uniform response. While one loved one may embrace others...

  • Family History Increases Risk For Breast Cancer

    Oct 6, 2022

    Millions of people across the globe will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. In fact, only certain skin cancers affect more women than breast cancer within the United States and Canada. BreastCancer.org indicates that women with close relatives who have had breast cancer, such as sisters, mothers or grandmothers, are at considerably higher risk of developing breast cancer themselves. Also, breast cancer may occur at a younger age in women with family histories of the disease. Understanding breast cancer risk is vital for women’s h...

  • The Value of Activity-Driven Fundraisers

    Oct 6, 2022

    Fundraising is vital to the survival of many nonprofit organizations. Charity watchdog groups like Charity Navigator suggest nonprofits should aspire to spend less than 10 percent of their budgets on fundraising. That can be a tall task and underscores the need for charities to find creative, cost-effective ways to raise funds. Nonprofit organizations raise funds in various ways. Some organizations partner with local businesses and receive a portion of the proceeds participating establishments earn on certain days, while other organizations may...

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