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Events Slated for Breast Health Awareness Month

The month of October is all about breast health awareness. In an effort to promote breast health, Phoebe Putney Health System will host a variety of events specific to breast health.

Health screenings, health fairs and other events such as an awareness walk, survivor reception and charity basketball game will take place across Southwest Georgia to remind the community of the importance of breast health and cancer prevention.

Below is a list of scheduled events:

Thursday, October 3 | 5-7pm
Phoebe Worth Family Medicine, Sylvester

Breast Cancer Survivor Reception: please join us for fellowship and information to help others be aware of the necessity of screening and early diagnosis.

Saturday, October 19 | Registration at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m.
Downtown Americus, starting at Lenny's Farmer's Market
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk: please call (229) 931-6812 for more information.

Tuesday, October 22 | 7pm
SGTC Basketball Gym, Americus
Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Basketball Game: Phoebe Sumter All Stars vs South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets. For more information, please call (229) 931-6812.

Friday, October 25 | 5-7pm
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and surrounding communities
Wear Pink Day; Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital invites everyone to wear pink to spread awareness that early detection is key in the fight against breast cancer!

Friday, October 25 | 2:30pm
Turner Job Corps, Building 1604
Turner Job Corps Center’s Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration Walk: For more information, please call (229) 883-8500, ext. 230.

Saturday, October 26 | 8am-1pm
Phoebe HealthWorks
Women’s Health Conference: Free to the public; includes lunch, health screens, physician-led workshops, door prizes and t-shirts (while they last). Focus will be on obesity and cancer prevention.

News/Blog Articles

A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of Breast Cancer | By Chirag Jani, MD
People often use the term "multidisciplinary" to describe the ideal care for cancers and other complex diseases. A multidisciplinary approach is effective because it includes the opinions of a group of specialists - not just one doctor - in making decisions about your treatment and care.  [ Read Full Story >> ]

SPEER: Early Detection Critical in Breast Cancer | By Shawnta Speer, MD
The two most important risk factors for breast cancer are being female and getting old. We Have to Take Responsibility. No matter your age, you need to become familiar with how your breasts look and feel.  [ Read Full Story >> ]

Survivors / Real Men Wear Pink

For more information about the Carlton Breast Health Center, or to schedule a mammogram, please call (229) 312-4012.

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Phoebe Putney Health System is a network of hospitals, family medicine clinics, rehab facilities, auxiliary services, and medical education training facilities. Founded in 1911,
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (the flagship hospital) is one of Georgia's largest comprehensive regional medical centers. From the beginning, Phoebe's mission and vision
has been to bring the finest medical talent and technology to the citizens of Southwest Georgia, and to serve all citizens of the community regardless of ability to pay.