By Denise Sloan Smart
Barton HealthCare System
The Susan G. Komen for The Cure and the Barton HealthCare System are making sure that every woman on the South Shore gets her annual mammogram.
Barton Memorial Hospital is also helping women by offering a softer, warmer mammogram. So now there is no excuse not to get this potentially life saving test. Especially if you are age 40 or older.
The revolutionary MammoPads dramatically eases the discomfort many women experience when they have a mammogram. Now you can relax knowing that your next exam will be warm and comfortable. Thankfully more women are getting mammograms to detect breast cancer in its earliest and easiest to treat stages. So breast cancer deaths are on the decline. And that's great news.
When the Lake Tahoe Marathon rolls around at the end of September, part of the proceeds of one of the races will go the Susan G. Komen Northern Nevada Affiliate, the same affiliate that granted Barton HealthCare System more than $42,000 to cover free mammograms for underinsured and uninsured local women and men.
Folks can also plan to participate in the Oct. 7 Komen Northern Nevada Race for the Cure in Reno.
During the past eight years, the Komen Northern Nevada Affiliate has been honored to grant more than $1.25 million to local community programs.
If you have questions, call the Barton University Resource Center at 543-5537. Or stop by the Barton Community Clinic, across from the hospital, to pick up an application today for a no cost mammogram.