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Cancer Center Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 2, 2019

Turlock, Calif. – The Emanuel Cancer Center is committed to the fight against breast cancer. One out of every eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent. Mammograms are the most effective form of early detection. Emanuel is making it easier than ever for women to get their routine screenings, including offering next day appointments.

Here are some of the ways the Emanuel Cancer Center is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October.

Triple B logoTriple B Pink Event:

The Emanuel Cancer Center is encouraging ladies to put on their favorite pink top and join us for a Breast Cancer Awareness event on Oct. 1, 2019, at 6 p.m. Bring a friend for appetizers, tours, tributes, human pink ribbon photo and inspirational guest speaker: Survivor & Comedian Jacki Kane. The event is free and will take place at the Emanuel Cancer Center, 880 E. Tuolumne Road in Turlock.

Please call (855) 825-4277 to reserve your ticket(s). Limit two per person. Reservations are required by Sept. 24, 2019.

Monday Mammos:

The Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center at the Emanuel Cancer Center is staying open late every Monday in October from 5-7 p.m. to accommodate busy working women. Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day for those with busy schedules. We understand it may be difficult for working moms and busy women to get in for their screenings during normal business hours. But the last thing that should be neglected is their health. These extended hours allow women to conveniently come in after hours, when they are finished with work or activities with kids and families. Call (833) 237-8973 to schedule an appointment.

Emanuel Cancer Center Shining Pink for October:

Patients and residents visiting the Emanuel Cancer Center or driving by during the evening hours will notice something very special. The entire building is shining pink for the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The hope is that this will serve as a reminder for women to schedule their routine mammogram and put their health first.

3D Mammography:

The Emanuel Cancer Center offers 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening. Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis when combined with a conventional 2D mammography has a 40 percent higher invasive cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone.

The 3D mammography system is conveniently located at the Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center inside the Emanuel Cancer Center’s beautiful, spa-like facility. Patients receive their mammogram at the diagnostic center, instead of the main hospital facility.

The 3D mammography system offers exceptionally sharp breast images, and an advanced design providing more patient comfort. The ground-breaking tomosynthesis platform is designed to deliver superior screening and diagnostic performance for all breast types. It produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.

“The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival,” said Lani Dickinson, CEO of Emanuel Medical Center. “We are thrilled to offer this advanced technology that improves breast cancer detection rates and reduces the number of false positives. By offering advanced technology in mammography, we hope to increase the number of women in the area who will come for routine screenings.”

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