Join Dr. Jessica Carlson to Learn About Breast Health


GOLD BEACH, OR (October 4, 2017) - In honor of October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Curry Health Network and the Curry General Hospital Auxiliary are proud to co-sponsor a free educational presentation to our community members about breast health.

Please join Curry Health Network's General Surgeon, Dr. Jessica Carlson, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 12 in the conference room of Curry General Hospital at 94220 4th Street in Gold Beach.

Learn about:

the importance of mammograms and breast cancer screening
self breast exams
signs and symptoms of breast cancer
risk factors for breast cancer
treatment
prognosis

About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

About 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2017. A man's lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.

Please join us!