Catch breast cancer early; free breast self exam workshops offered

Sept. 13, 2010

The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Flagstaff Campus offer free breast self exam workshops. These two-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 held every second and fourth Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Cancer Center at Flagstaff Medical Center, 1200 N. Beaver St.  To reserve your place, call 928 773-2261; seating 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, making it the most common type of cancer in women other than skin cancer. Coconino County has the eighth highest incidence rate of breast cancer in Arizona’s 15 counties. Because the prevalence of breast cancer is so high, the Cancer Centers 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.

The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, with campuses in Flagstaff and Sedona, is a non-profit cancer system devoted to impacting cancer in our communities through advanced treatment options, early detection and prevention.

For more information about services and programs offered at the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, visit or call 928 773-2261 or toll free 800 854-7744.