During the month of October, after a patient has her routine mammogram at the Manton Women’s Imaging Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital or other locations in Natick and Walpole, she will be asked to pay it forward in an effort to potentially save a life.
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Newton-Wellesley Hospital is asking patients coming in for a mammogram to pass along a pink reminder card to their mother, sister, daughter, or friend as a way to encourage a loved one to schedule her annual mammogram.
“Our goal is to increase awareness about the importance of early detection as the first step in the fight against breast cancer,” said Alan Semine, MD, Chief of Breast Imaging, Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Screening mammograms are used to identify breast changes that may represent cancer in women who have no breast complaints or symptoms. Finding breast cancer early greatly improves a woman’s chance for successful treatment.
To participate in the Pink Card Program and schedule an appointment, call 617.243.6829. For more information, visit www.nwh.org/thinkpink.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital will also be hosting a free breast cancer awareness event on October 26 from 6:00-8:00 pm that will include a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception and panel discussion. Attendees will complete an assessment to learn more about their risk for heredity breast cancer, while discovering the relaxation benefits of Reiki and yoga. Registration is strongly encouraged by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 617-243-5900.