October is recognized as a special month to cancer survivors, especially breast cancer survivors. The RMC Foundation held its third annual Break for Breakfast event earlier today, to help spread the word on how to prevent breast cancer and to catch early warning signs. Men and Women stopped by the RMC Oxford Mediplex on their way to work this morning to receive free information about breast cancer.
People were able to drive through without getting out of their cars to get a complimentary breakfast, breast cancer prevention information, along with encouraging words to start off their day. Although breast cancer is commonly found in women, men are subjected to be diagnosed with it as well. Foundation Director Lagina Fillingim says regular breast exams are necessary but awareness of monthly self-exams are just as important.
RMC has also been offering discounted Digital 3D Mammograms to anyone who schedules an appointment during the month of October. The 3D Mammogram machine is the newest and most invasive machine to date and Mammography Technician Susan Howle explains why.
Steel Magnolias, the only local breast cancer support group, also participated in this year’s Break for Breakfast Event to help educate people on the warning signs brought on by breast cancer and how they defeated the diagnosis.