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Humboldt General Hospital Encourages Residents to "Paint Winnemucca Pink!"

Humboldt General Hospital is seeking to “Paint Winnemucca Pink” with awareness of breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in women.

Breast cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer death among women. On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.

The good news is that over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today—mostly due to early detection of breast cancer through mammography.

Employees at Humboldt General Hospital will don pink clothing and accessories this Friday, October 20, as they join others across the nation in promoting “National Mammography Day.”

Additionally, area women are invited to a special “Healthy Year, Healthy You” luncheon encouraging women to take charge of their breast health so they can live stronger, longer lives.

From noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, October 19, speaker Echo Mathews, FNP, will discuss “Breast Cancer, Mammography, Self Exams and More: Everything You Need to Know.”

Lunch will be served and women will have the chance to win one of three Breast Cancer Awareness Month Lokai bracelets and accompanying pink ribbon journals; each attendee will also receive a pair of “pink ribbon” socks.

With digital mammography, low energy x-rays pass through the breast exactly like conventional mammograms but are recorded by means of an electronic digital detector instead of film.

This electronic image can be displayed on a video monitor like a TV or printed onto film and CD. Radiologists are then able to manipulate the digital image electronically to magnify an area, change contrast, or alter the brightness.

Humboldt General Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Manager Bryn Echevarria said the digital mammography unit constitutes the latest technology in breast cancer detection.

“We are really excited about this technology and with the advantages it gives our patients,” said Echevarria. “Breast cancer has a high cure rate when caught early; this machine is a great ally in our quest for early detection.”

The “Healthy Year, Healthy You” luncheon on Thursday, October 19, will take place in the Sarah Winnemucca Conference Room. There is no charge to attend and women ages 18 and older are invited to attend.

Local residents are also invited to wear pink on Friday, October 20, to help build awareness for mammography’s early detection as the key to local women’s protection.

Free “Paint Winnemucca Pink” pins will be available at the front desk as a reminder to schedule an annual mammogram beginning with a baseline screening at age 35 and annual screenings at age 40.

To schedule a digital mammogram at Humboldt General Hospital, please call (775) 623-5222, ext. 1130. Mammograms are covered by most insurance companies; women without insurance receive a 50 percent cash discount on mammography screenings during the month of October.

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