Coach Purse Giveaway Encourages Women to Get Mammograms

In celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bon Secours Hampton Roads imaging locations are giving away Coach® handbags! (Prizes will be one wristlet per campus and a large bag for the grand prize.) In order to enter to win, women simply fill out a raffle form when they arrive for their mammography appointment! The drawing will take place November 5, 2012.

Screening Guidelines for Breast Cancer
Many women claim that the screening guidelines for breast cancer can be overwhelmingly confusing. Below, our breast cancer specialists have broke down the guidelines for high and low-risk women.

  • Normal Risk- Yearly mammograms are recommended for all women starting at age 40 and continuing as long as a woman is in good health. Clinical breast exams should be scheduled every three years for women in their 20s and 30s, but annually for women 40 and older. Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast change to their family doctor. Breast self exams are optional for women starting in their 20s.
  • High Risk – Women with a high risk of developing breast cancer should have a clinical breast examination every 6-12 months in addition to annual mammograms. Additionally women who are considered high-risk should be asked to consider risk reduction strategies. Annual MRIs should be considered for women who have a lifetime risk of breast cancer greater than 20% based on family history models. Not sure if you’re a high risk candidate? Talk to your primary care physician about your risk factors to determine a screening schedule appropriate for your needs!

To schedule your appointment at any Bon Secours imaging center, please visit bshr.com/mammogram, or call 757-398-2316 or 1-866-878-9488 (toll free).

Breast Imaging Locations in Hampton Roads

Bon Secours Hampton Roads has three breast imaging centers available on the southside and the peninsula. Weekend and extended hours are available.

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
The Women’s Imaging Center
100 Kingsley Lane, Norfolk, VA 23505
Schedule an appointment online today!

Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View
Millie Lancaster Women’s Center
5838 Harbour View Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23435
Schedule an appointment online today!

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
The Breast Imaging Center
2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News, VA 23602
Schedule an appointment online today!

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