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JCHC wants to stamp out all types of Cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
At JCHC, during the month of October, we have a breast cancer awareness campaign going on. Some of the things that we are doing are the Pink Prevention Night (see below), a Bra Decorating Contest for employee departments (a staff favorite), and we have speakers going out into the community to help people learn the facts about breast cancer prevention. Dr. Rice will present at the volleyball game at BHS on their Breast Cancer Prevention Evening. Dr. Williams will be speaking on the radio twice during the month. And all of the female providers at JCHC will do breast cancer education during our Pink Prevention Night.
According to The National Breast Cancer Organization
- One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
- Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will die.
- Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 460 will die each year.
- On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
- Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.
Influenza Season is upon us! The flu is a deadly virus and it is important to know the facts about how to prevent it, how to keep from spreading it (if you weren’t successful in preventing it), and what you can do to stay healthy.
JCHC uses various websites for informational purposes. We trust the CDC (National Centers for Disease Control), and several other sites. JCHC will only send you to sites that give sound medical advice that our doctors use.
Below is a link to good information from the CDC.
Dr. Alyse Williams has joined the Medical Staff at JCHC. Learn more about her by clicking below!