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BVRMC celebrates Breast Cancer awareness month with pink gloves and free Lunch & Learn

Monday, October 8, 2012

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Pictured is the Diagnostic Imaging staff wearing pink exam gloves to support breast cancer awareness for October. /Submitted
Storm Lake, Iowa -- Buena Vista Regional Medical Center employees will be wearing pink exam gloves this October to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

"These pink gloves that our caregivers are wearing are a visible reminder that early detection and prevention is key," explains Dr. Ingrid Franze, BVRMC Radiologist. "Mammography screening remains the single-most effective method of detecting breast cancer in an early, treatable stage. According to the National Cancer Institute, studies show that screening mammography can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 to 74."

Those wanting to learn more about advances in the treatment of breast cancer are encouraged to RSVP to a free Lunch & Learn. Dr. Franze and Dr. Jason Dierking, BVRMC General Surgeon, will discuss advances in diagnostic imaging, new methods of radiation delivery, and biopsy methods for the diagnosis of breast cancer.

The Lunch & Learn is Friday, October 26, from Noon -- 1:00 p.m. in the Kallmer Education Center. Please RSVP by October 24 to 712-221-8683.