Free breast self-exam classes

Oct. 9, 2008

Affecting one out of every eight women, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. Coconino County has the fourth highest incidence rate of breast cancer among Arizona’s 15 counties.

Because the prevalence of breast cancer is so high, discovering this disease early is the most effective and efficient tool to recovery.

Learn how to catch this disease by knowing what to look and feel for. Join the Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Resource Center at Flagstaff Medical Center every Thursday at 9 a.m. or 4 p.m. during the month of October for breast self-exam classes. Appointments are recommended.

These free one-hour classes teach women how to perform breast self-exams and include detailed instructions on specialized models by certified Breast Health Navigators.

The Breast Cancer Resource Center provides education, resources and support services for women undergoing treatment, and their families. Services include one-on-one breast surgery preparation classes; oncology-certified nurses to help women navigate the healthcare system; post-op garments, breast prosthesis and mastectomy bras; and a comprehensive library with computer access and personalized assistance. In addition, the resource center offers a wide variety of support and therapy programs. 

The Cancer Centers at Northern Arizona Healthcare - Flagstaff Campus is a non-profit facility devoted to improving cancer care through advanced technology, while earning the trust and respect of families and patients through individualized care.

For more information about services and programs offered at the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare and Flagstaff Medical Center, visit

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about the Breast Cancer Resource Center breast self-exams, call 928 773-2261.