Breast cancer prevention at Legacy Salmon Creek
Breast cancer survivors and women’s health professionals are on a mission at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver. They want to help women learn about breast cancer and how they can safeguard their health through awareness and early detection.
To do that, Salmon Creek employees created an event Thursday, March 10, inviting women to sign up for free prizes, talk to health professionals and schedule a mammogram. The event attracted both employees and visitors of the medical center to the third floor lobby. Breast cancer survivors and health professionals were on hand to answer questions about risks, symptoms, early detection, treatment and recovery. The Salmon Creek Radiology Department scheduled 52 mammogram appointments for women who stopped by.
This event was organized by a core group of women who work at Salmon Creek Medical Center; Becky Price, Carey Morrison, Lorrie Armstrong, Dawn Richard and Tamira Hite. Hite herself is a breast cancer survivor. “By being proactive and providing this awareness, we may likely save someone’s life as early detection is key,” says Hite.
Nearly all women survive breast cancer – if it is found early before it spreads. Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center provides 3-D mammograms that help early detection; finding 41 percent more invasive breast cancers and reduce false alarms by 15 percent.
At the Legacy Cancer Institute, nurse navigators provide support to patients each step of the way. They serve as personal guides to help our patients navigate through cancer treatment. Patients receive both high-tech and high-touch care.
For more information about mammograms, breast cancer screenings and treatment options, you can call the Legacy Breast Health Center at Legacy Salmon Creek (360) 487-1726.
For more information on this story, you can call our Public Relations Office at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center (360) 487-2493.