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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Four things to do for yourself during breast cancer awareness month.

  1. Get Screened.

    If you are over 40 and it’s time for your mammogram, don’t wait. Schedule an appointment for a mammogram. Or make it easy on yourself. Every Wednesday in October, the UI Department of Radiology is offering a walk-in mammography clinic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Held at two locations – UI Breast Imaging at UI Hospitals and Clinics and at Iowa River Landing in Coralville – these screenings don’t require a scheduled appointment.

    Want an annual reminder? Sign up for an American Cancer Society’s E-mail reminder service.

    Not sure if you should be screened or not? Learn the facts about screening.

  2. Get educated.

    Learn about breast cancer from two UI experts at a free breast cancer educational lunch on October 24 at Brown Deer Golf Club. Ingrid Lizarraga, MD and Laurie Fajardo, MD will cover risk factors and how you can reduce your risk at this free lunch-and-learn seminar. You can also learn about many of the latest breast cancer treatments at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.

     
  3. Live healthier.

    Reduce your risk for breast cancer by living a healthier life. Stay a healthy weight. Get regular activity. Limit alcohol. You can start by knowing your Body Mass Index. Then join the Iowa Healthiest State initiative. This statewide initiative encourages Iowans to walk.

  4. Encourage others.

    Visit with five other women. Encourage them to get their mammogram, learn about breast cancer, and live a healthier life. Post this page on your Facebook page. Tweet it. E-mail the link to other women.

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