DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(052018) – MAY MAMMOGRAM MADNESS & PINK THE BASIN

ODESSA, TEXAS/MAY 20, 2018 – MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL HELD IT’S MAY MAMMOGRAM MADNESS SATURDAY, MAY 19TH AT THE MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL BREAST CARE CENTER IN THE MCH PROFESSIONAL BUILDING. THIS EVENT IS HELD TWICE A YEAR, IN MAY AND OCTOBER.

(BECKY WISCOMBE, SUPERVISOR-CENTER FOR WOMEN’S IMAGING-MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL)

“ITS TO GIVE PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE THE ADVANTAGES OF INSURANCE OR MAYBE, JUST AREN’T INSURED AT THIS TIME TO HAVE A MAMMOGRAM AND BE ABLE TO DO THEIR SCREENING FOR BREAST CANCER.”

BECKY WISCOMBE, SUPERVISOR FOR THE CENTER FOR WOMEN’S IMAGING AT MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL SAYS THERE ARE TRUTHS AND MYTHS ABOUT MAMMOGRAMS, AND A PERSON SHOULD NOT FEAR GETTING A SCREENING DONE.

(BECKY WISCOMBE, SUPERVISOR-CENTER FOR WOMEN’S IMAGING-MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL)

“EVEN IF YOU CAN’T FEEL A LUMP YOU STILL NEED TO HAVE A MAMMOGRAM. THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE SEE THAT ARE SO TINY: MICRO-CALCIFICATIONS CANNOT BE FELT. THOSE CAN BE THE BEGININGS OF BREAST CANCER AND WE CAN SEE THOSE ON OUR MAMMOGRAM ON THE TOMO-SYNTHISIS MAMMOGRAM THAT WE HAVE NOW. THEY ARE SO CLEAR, SO TO GET A MAMMOGRAM NOW CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.”

AS A WOMAN AGES THE RISK OF GETTING BREAST CANCER INCREASES.

(BECKY WISCOMBE, SUPERVISOR-CENTER FOR WOMEN’S IMAGING-MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL)

“SO, WOMEN UNDER THE AGE OF 40, IT’S VERY UNLIKELY YOU’LL HAVE BREAST CANCER, BUT THERE IS LIKE A FIVE PERCENT CHANCE. OVER THE AGE OF 60 IT INCREASES MORE, AND EVEN OVER THE AGE OF 70, IT INCREASES MORE.”

DOCTORS RECOMMEND THAT A MAMMOGRAM SHOULD BE DONE EVERY TWO YEARS. MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL RECOMENDS THAT A MAMMOGRAM SHOULD BE PERFORMED ONCE A YEAR, BUT A PATIENT SHOULD CONSULT HER DOCTOR. ADVANCEMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY, AS IN THE 3-D TOMO-SYNTHESIS HAS IMPROVED BREAST CANCER DETECTION.

(BECKY WISCOMBE, SUPERVISOR-CENTER FOR WOMEN’S IMAGING-MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL)

“WITH TOMOSYNTHISIS IT’S IMPROVED SO MUCH. 2-D MAMOGRAPHY IS GREAT. IT’S GOOD STANDARD TO GO BY, BUT IT DOSEN’T SHOW EVERYTHING WITHIN A BREAST. IT’S KIND-OF LOOKING AT A BOOK. YOU HAVE A FRONT COVER, SOME PAGES, AND A BACK COVER. WITH TOMO-SYNTHISIS, YOU HAVE THE FRONT COVER. ALL THE PAGES IN THE MIDDLE AND THE BACK COVER. SO, WE SEE SO MUCH MORE THROUGH THE BREAST THAN WE DID BEFORE, AND THAT’S HOW THE BIG CHANGES OF TECHNOLOGY HAVE HELPED.”

DURING MAY MAMMOGRAM MADNESS, PINK THE BASIN PRESENTED A CHECK TO THE MEDICAL CENTER HEALTH SYSTEM IN THE AMOUNT OF $175,000. THIS MONITARY DONATION HELP’S WITH WOMEN’S SERVICES, MAMMOGRAMS AND TREATMENTS.

(BRIDGETTE MEYERS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PINK THE BASIN)

“PINK THE BASIN, ACTUALLY. IT’S FOR ANYONE THAT CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY, THAT DOESN’T HAVE INSURANCE OR THAT DOES NOT OR MAYBE THEIR DEDUCTIBLE IS REAL HIGH, AND WE’RE AT THE ABILITY THAT WE CAN OFFSET THAT COST AS WELL. IT’S OUR GOAL THAT KNOWONE GOES WITHOUT A MAMMOGRAM IN THE PERMIAN BASIN.”

APPROXIMATELY 80 WOMEN CAME TO THE MCH BREAST CARE CENTER FOR THIS ONE DAY EVENT.

(SARAH OGILBY, CHAIR-GRANT COMMITTEE-PINK THE BASIN)

“WE’VE RAISED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OVER THE LAST SEVEN YEARS, AND ALL OF OUR FUNDS STAY LOCAL. IT’S ALL KEPT HERE IN THE PERMIAN BASIN.””

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT MCH BREAST CARE CENTER AT 432-640-2904 OR GO TO: WWW.PINKTHEBASIN.COM.

THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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Author: Danny Barrera