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Catch breast cancer early; free breast self exam workshops offered Oct. 10 & 24


September 26, 2013

The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Flagstaff Medical Center Campus offer free breast self exam workshops. These one-and-half-hour workshops teach women how to perform breast self exams and include detailed instructions using specialized models by certified breast health trainers. The workshops are set for Thursday, Oct. 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 24 from 8:30 – 10 a.m. and 3 – 4:30 p.m. Classes take place at the Cancer Center at Flagstaff Medical Center, 1200 N. Beaver St.  To reserve your place, call 928-773-2261; space is limited.
 
The workshops are one of the services offered through the Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Resource Center which provides education, resources and support services for women who have a breast cancer diagnosis and those wanting to prevent breast cancer.
 
Breast cancer affects one out of every eight women during the course of their lifetime, making it the most common type of cancer in women; it ranks second in regards to the number of women’s deaths each year. Due to the high prevalence of breast cancer, the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are committed to helping women discover this disease early. Early detection is the most effective and efficient tool to identify treatment options and increase long-term survival rates. A Breast Health Navigator Nurse is available to assist women throughout their course of treatment and onto long term survivorship.
 
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, with campuses in Flagstaff and Sedona, is a non-profit cancer system devoted to the prevention and early diagnosis of cancer and overall improvements in cancer care through advanced technology and individualized care.
 
For more information about services and programs offered at the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, visit CCNAH.com or call 928-773-2261 or toll free 800-854-7744.


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