IMA-Tupelo hosts event aimed at breast cancer prevention

IMA-Tupelo hosted "Pink Lemonade Day," the event focuses on breast cancer prevention.

Posted: Oct 21, 2017 8:07 AM
Updated: Oct 21, 2017 8:07 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - IMA-Tupelo hosted "Pink Lemonade Day," the event focuses on breast cancer prevention.

Representatives from the North Mississippi Medical Center's Breast Care Center shared information about how to prevent or detect breast cancer in its earliest stages.

Officials on hand say that 300,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and 40,000 will die.

"I think it's just making the awareness there," said Joey Hughey, the office manager at IMA-Tupelo. "A lot of times people don't know how important it is to get these screenings."

"I do encourage everyone to go ahead and get their mammogram because I was very young," added Pamela Davis, a breast cancer survivor. "I was 27 when I was diagnosed and it changed my life."

Attendees also had the option to schedule a mammogram while they were there.

 

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