Published October 17, 2018
Friday, October 5th was Pink Day at our Hospital; an event where staff were encouraged to wear pink to work to help raise awareness about the importance of breast cancer screening. And as October is being coined as WHAM, Women’s Health Awareness Month, we are encouraging all women to take charge of their health and get screened for cancer.
Who should be screened for cancer? Women between the ages of 50 and 74 should be having a mammogram every two years while women between the ages of 21 to 69 who have ever been sexually active should have a Pap test every 3 years. Both men and women between the ages of 50 to 74 with no first degree family history of colorectal cancer should be completing an FOBT kit every 2 years. For more information on cancer screening guidelines, visit www.tbrhsc.net/screening.To book a cancer screening appointment, call 807-684-7777.