One in eight women have experienced breast cancer, which means chances are that you know someone who has or is dealing with the disease. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a chance for us to come together to help raise awareness and work towards cures together, while helping those in our community that are affected. There are several breast cancer awareness events in Skagit County to practice prevention, celebrate the survivors among us, and remember those we’ve lost.

PeaceHealth logoSchedule Your Annual Breast Exam with PeaceHealth

October 1 – 31, 2019
PeaceHealth United General Medical Center
2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley

PeaceHealth United General Medical Center urges women to call in during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to make their annual breast exam appointment. They’re currently one of two facilities in the County to offer the newest Hologics Genius 3D Mammography Exam with Soft Curve and Soft Touch technologies.

Share Your Story with National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Snapshots of Hope

Oct 1 – 31, 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events Skagit County Snapshots of Hope
Submit your story about how breast cancer has impacted your life to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Snapshots of Hope campaign. Photo courtesy: National Breast Cancer Foundation

The National Breast Cancer Foundation is a philanthropic organization that provides free mammograms to women across the nation in pursuit of their mission to give women the tools they need to prevent and detect breast cancer as soon as possible. As part of their virtual celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they’re asking survivors and the people who love and care for breast cancer victims to share their story on the National Breast Cancer Foundation website.

KAPS Live Radio Broadcast with Clinicians and Patients

October 16, 2019
2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tune in live or join in person for a special 102.1 KAPS Country broadcast from the PeaceHealth United Sedro-Woolley Medical Center in honor of survivors of breast cancer. DJ Mike Yeoman will interview patients and staff.

Two-day Breast Care Event at PeaceHealth

October 16: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
October 17: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
PeaceHealth United General Medical Center
2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley

PeaceHealth encourages women to schedule their annual mammogram this month. Photo courtesy: PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is hosting a two-day breast care event in their Diagnostic Imaging department. In addition to refreshments, giveaways, health tips and raffles, they’re offering same-day walk-in appointments for your annual mammogram on October 17 during their two-day Breast Care Event. No appointment necessary, just show up and get your annual exam taken care of.

DocTalk on 3D Mammography at Skagit Regional Health

October 22, 2019
Sahale Conference Room
300 Hospital Parkway,Mount Vernon
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Spend the evening with medical professionals from the Skagit Regional Health Women’s Imaging Center to learn about a compelling new technology that can help diagnose cancer earlier. The new tech is called Genius 3D Mammography. It takes several x-rays and combines them to create a 3D x-ray, thus saving patients the need for follow up imaging.

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