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SGMC Hosts Free Breast Cancer Screenings

Posted on: October 1st, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is offering free clinical breast cancer screenings during October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Two separate screenings will be held, the first on Oct. 15 at SGMC Family Medicine -Nashville and the second on Oct. 22 at SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center. Both screenings will be held from 5-7pm.

Register based on your preferred location and date via the links below or call 229.433.4022.

SGMC Family Medicine in Nashville on Oct. 15, from 5-7pm

SGMC Pearlman Cancer Center in Valdosta on Oct. 22, from 5-7pm

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common cancer. About 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.

For more information on Breast Cancer Awareness Month, click here.