A report from the American Cancer Society finds that about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime.

South Central Kansas Medical Center

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In 2017 alone, an estimated 252,710 women will be diagnosed and an estimated 40,610 will die with invasive breast cancer.

At South Central Kansas Medical Center, specially trained technologists and doctors continue to work to diagnose and treat breast changes that might be cancer.

Some of the services that provide an increased likelihood of early cancer detection include digital mammography and same-day surgical biopsies.

To increase awareness of this disease within the local community, SCKMC will give each woman receiving a mammogram screening during the month of October a certificate for a free mammogram screening to donate to someone in need.

For more information about this offer or to schedule an appointment, call the SCKMC radiology department at (620) 441-5770.

This information was provided by South Central Kansas Medical Center Marketing Director Clayton Pappan.