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October News - Passport 55 presents "Breast Imaging 2016”


NEWS RELEASE  -  October 4, 2016  -  Contact:  Betty S. Weemes .. 787.5117

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a special program will be conducted by Laughlin Center for Women’s Health at Passport 55, Thursday, October 13, at Roby Adult Center, 203 College Street, 10:00 a.m. (Please note that the date of this program is one week earlier than usual for Passport 55.)

Dr. Art Adams, member of the medical staff and chief radiologist at Laughlin Memorial Hospital will be the guest speaker at Passport 55.  Dr. Adams presentation is entitled, “Breast Imaging 2016."


Photo:  Dr. Art Adams, Chief Radiologist

Dr. Adams states, “I will be discussing current practices in breast imaging, including 3-D mammography.  Tomosynthesis breast imaging is known widely as 3D™ mammography.  This technology has the potential to help a lot of our patients in Greene County and the surrounding area.  I look forward to greeting attendees and providing dependable information on breast imaging at this special program.”
 
According to Jesse Taylor, director of medical imaging, “We are Greeneville’s first accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, with accredited breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, and stereotactic biopsy.  Our primary goal has always been to deliver the highest quality care to our patients with advanced technology and experienced compassionate staff to detect breast cancer in its early stages.  Early detection is one of the keys in successful cures of breast cancer.  We are pleased that Dr. Adams will be conducting the Passport 55 program on breast imaging, which includes 3D mammography.”

Additionally, attendees will receive a packet of important educational information about breast cancer, which will include awareness, prevention, and early detection.

Three handsome logo cinch bags and other items will be given away to those attending, compliments of Laughlin Center for Women’s Health.

Additionally there will be information on the “Yes, Mam!” program, a program of the Laughlin Center for Women’s Health that focuses on a three-step program to help detect breast cancer in its earliest stage.

“Yes, Mam!” is an interactive program that provides monthly reminders of self-examination, a yearly clinical appointment, and mammography, as is age appropriate for the individual woman.  All support material of the “Yes, Mam!” program will be available, free-of-charge at the Passport 55 program.

The Passport 55 program is open to the public as a community service.  It is presented each month at Roby Adult Center by Laughlin Memorial Hospital in partnership with the adult center.

For additional information, contact the Laughlin Health Care Foundation at 787.5117.