CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System hosts Girl Talk

CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System presented Girl Talk – A Women’s Breast Health Event on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital-Atlanta Medical Plaza. 

The event included free breast exams, refreshments, door prizes and informative educational presentations. Educational topics presented by members of the CHRISTUS St. Michael Cancer Center, CHRISTUS St. Michael Imaging Center and Genesis PrimeCare included “Guiding You Through the System from Screening to Treatment,” by Shelly Purifoy, RN, “Positive Breast Exam – Now what?,” by Yolanda Bone, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, “Genetic Testing and Risk Assessment,” by Tammy McKamie, MSN, RN, GCN, OCN, and “Breast Services Available in Atlanta Area,” by Antoinette Riley, DNP, FNP, DCNP, RN. Plus, participants had the opportunity meet Omar Ishaq, M.D., Radiation Oncologist with the W. Temple Webber Cancer Center at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System. 

““Early detection is key in breast cancer because it’s been shown to reduce mortality, the risk of you dying, by about twenty percent, which is huge,” shared Omar Ishaq, M.D., Radiation Oncologist with the W. Temple Webber Cancer Center. “If we can catch a cancer earlier, now we have techniques and technologies to really actually treat less area, but still get the same result.”

American Cancer Society recommends women over the age of 40 should start to receive an annual breast cancer screening with a mammogram. Women should also know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast changes to a health care provider right away. 

For more information regarding mammography or other imaging services at CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital-Atlanta call 903-799-3108. 

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