October is not the only time of year people need to be aware of breast cancer. The Kent State Women’s Center offers mammograms two times a year in order to bring attention to the importance of getting checked regularly. Reporter Nicole Jelinek has the story.
15 percent of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it. 85 percent of breast cancer cases occur in women who have no family history of cancer.
Freshman Brianna Lubic stressed how important getting these screenings can be. Both her mother and aunt are both survivors of breast cancer.
She went on to say that people need to take advantage of opportunities to detect early signs of cancer, “it may not even run in someone else’s family at all- anyone can get cancer, you just have to really take care of yourself.”
The Women’s Center has the same views as Brianna and even offer’s didgital mammograms to qualified Kent State employees, spouses, and students in order to detect the early signs of breast cancer.
April 1st through the 3rd was the first mammogram screening offering of the year.
Assistant director of the Women’s Center Cassandra Pegg-Kirby said that this is something the center has been promoting for 8 years now. The mammograms take place on Kent State’s campus at the DeWeese Health Center.
Each participant’s health insurance could be billed for the screenings, and/or be self-paid.
For more information you can call the Women’s Center at 330-672-9230.