Many events highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The most important step you can take in preventing breast cancer is to get a mammogram. Kingwood Medical Center's Breast Center has committed to provide the highest quality imaging services and breast care to women of Northeast Houston. They focus on the “whole” woman, and offer comprehensive approaches to providing the very best in breast health, screenings, education and risk reduction.
In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Breast Center at Kingwood Medical Center hosted 'Ladies Night Out, Love Your Breasts' to promote the latest developments in breast health, screening mammography, and genetic testing.
The event's purpose was to raise awareness of early detection of breast cancer with screening mammography and genetic testing for breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer-related gene mutations. During this event, community women had an opportunity to spend an evening with Radiologist Breast Specialist Dr. Chirag Parghi to learn and ask questions about reducing risks for breast cancer. Breast cancer affects an average of one in eight women during her lifetime. Early detection is vitally important.
“Hosting this event is one of the many ways The Breast Center at Kingwood Medical Center increases awareness about the importance of annual mammogram screenings,” said Melinda Stephenson, CEO of Kingwood Medical Center. “The Breast Center now offers BRACAnalysis Genetic Testing for breast and ovarian cancer-related gene mutation as well as COLARIS Genetic Testing for assessing a person’s risk of developing hereditary colorectal cancer and a woman’s risk of developing hereditary uterine cancer.
Ladies in the community celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Ladies Night at Kingwood Medical Center.
Radiologist Breast Specialist Dr. Chirag Parghi with The Breast Center team at Kingwood Medical Center