Awareness is Key in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Nearly all of us have known someone with breast cancer and had our lives affected by that diagnosis. Breast cancer is something that affects all women and some men. Knowing your risk and getting the right screening test is important and can save your life.
We know that mammography is the most effective tool used today to find breast cancer in most women. In partnership with Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A., we provide monthly onsite mammograms. Health Partnership Clinic (HPC) kicked off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by hosting a mobile mammogram event on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Olathe location, 407 S. Clairborne, Olathe, Kan. Participants received a gift bag and refreshments. Mammograms are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are required for these monthly events.
Screening mammograms are available to area women who are 40 and older, low income and uninsured. Clinic staff will enroll eligible women in Kansas’ Early Detection Works, and insurance will be billed, if insured.
To schedule a mobile mammogram appointment, call 913-276-7098.
If you are unsure if you need a mammogram, please talk to your health care provider about your risk level and the appropriate testing for you. To schedule an appointment to see a provider at HPC, call 913-648-2266.
During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, staff will celebrate on Wednesday, Oct. 5 by wearing pink and enjoying cookies in the Staff Break Room. A Word Search Puzzle contest is also open to both staff and patients. Completed puzzles must be sent to Debbie Sparks (Dsparks@hpcks.org) by Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Prizes will be awarded both to an employee and patient on Tuesday, Nov. 1.