Baptist Union County hosts free luncheon to heighten breast cancer awareness

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Dr. Justin Lohmeier will speak at Baptist Union County's Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon.
September 27th, 2022     Featured News Health & Wellness

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will host a free luncheon, open to the public, which aims to raise awareness of breast cancer and preventive care measures.

The luncheon will take place at noon on October 19th, in the Hillcrest Baptist Church fellowship hall, located at 216 Highway 15 South, New Albany.

According to the American Cancer Society, a woman’s chance of having invasive breast cancer is 1 in 8. In 2022, an estimated 287,850 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. In order to educate area women about their options for preventive care and screening, Baptist Union County will provide attendees with important information about keeping breast cancer at bay.

The luncheon will feature Dr. Justin Lohmeier, a Baptist radiologist who will discuss 3-D mammography as well as the many advantages to the patient, including more accurate detection, earlier diagnosis, better detection in women with dense breast tissue, increased comfort and minimal radiation exposure, according to multiple sources.

Local breast cancer survivors will share their stories following Dr. Lohmeier’s presentation.

Although the luncheon is free to the public, pre-registration is requested, by calling Stefanie Hodges, at 662-538-2613.

Awareness is an important ally in the fight against breast cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chance of survival.

Baptist Union County offers a variety of services, including adult and pediatric inpatient care, OB emergency department, maternity, surgery, a 24-hour emergency department and diagnostics. The hospital also has PET/CT, 3D mammography, sleep lab, TeleHealth services and an eICU. Baptist Union County has an excellent reputation for providing quality care and recently earned an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group as well as Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety Excellence awards from Healthgrades.

For more information about Baptist Union County, please call 662-538-7631 or visit https://www.baptistonline.org/locations/union-county

American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Statistics.

 

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