Norwood Hospital promotes Breast Cancer Awareness with "Treat Yourself Well" Event

Norwood Hospital promotes Breast Cancer Awareness with “Treat Yourself Well” Event

Norwood, MA – Norwood Hospital is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness this October by hosting a “Treat Yourself Well” event at the Norwood Hospital Cancer Center at Foxboro on October 18th. Norwood Hospital’s Treat Yourself Well event which will run from 4-7pm is a breast screening event featuring extra pampering for women who book an appointment for their first or regular screening mammogram.

The screening will be conducted by trained technologists on state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment. In addition to taking an important step toward good health, participants will enjoy mini-massages and light refreshments in a relaxing environment.

“Screening mammograms are so vital to the prevention of breast cancer. We want to remind women in our community to schedule and keep their annual mammogram appointment,” says Kim Bassett, President of Norwood Hospital. “As healthcare providers, we see the difference early detection can make in the lives of the people we serve, so we are passionate about spreading this message.”

Data proves that early detection of breast cancer, and early treatment, saves lives. 80 to 90 percent of asymptomatic breast cancers are diagnosed by mammogram. But, despite these figures, only about half of women who are recommended to have annual mammograms are getting them. Women over 40, those with a family history, or those who have noticed a breast abnormality, should contact their primary care physician to get a consultation and referral.

Appointments at the Treat Yourself Well event must be reserved by calling 781-278-6397; space is limited. Please have your insurance information available when calling. The Norwood Hospital Cancer Center at Foxboro is located at 70 Walnut Street, Foxboro, Massachusetts.

About Norwood Hospital
Norwood Hospital is a full-service, 215-bed community hospital for adults and children with a focus on delivering world-class health care along with the latest advances in technology and treatment options. Norwood Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care System LLC, the largest integrated community care organization in New England which combines over 3,000 physicians, 10 acute care hospitals, managed care, insurance programs, home care, an imaging operation, and a number of other post-acute services, to provide the most cost effective and highest quality of integrated patient care. Additional information is available at www.norwood-hospital.org

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