For Pink October, new patients visiting Sand Lake Imaging for their mammogram, or x-ray of the breast, will give back to uninsured women in the area who might otherwise skip this lifesaving screening as a result of high cost or lack of health insurance. For every new patient, Sand Lake Imaging will donate a free mammogram to an uninsured Shepherd’s Hope patient who is in need of the same screening.
The American Cancer Society estimates that about 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year, as well as 62,570 new cases of non-invasive/early form breast cancer, and that about 40,000 women will lose their fight against the devastating illness. The importance of having a mammogram performed every two years for women who are 50 to 74 years old can’t be stressed enough. According to the Center for Disease Control, regular mammograms can detect breast cancer up to three years before it can be felt. This year, doing your part in taking control of your breast health can help other women in need take control of theirs too.
Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.