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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Photo submitted Delta County Memorial Hospital's mammography staff (left to right): Michael Perry, Rochelle Somers, Danene Barberousse, Brittany Madsen, Susan Marshall and Toni Colby.

The DCMH mammography department is doing gift basket drawings again this year during the month of October when you come in for your mammogram. Call 970-874-2214 to schedule appointments.

The American Cancer Society recommends annual screening mammograms for women ages 40 and over. Please visit its website at www.AmericanCancerSociety.org for more information about the importance of having a mammogram and information about breast cancer.

Myth: If you don't feel any changes in your breast, you don't need to have a mammogram.

Fact: Having a mammogram can show small malignant masses and micro-calcifications that can't be felt.

Myth: If you don't have a family history of breast cancer, you don't need to have a mammogram.

Fact: 8 out of 10 breast cancers occur in women who don't have a family history of invasive breast cancer.

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