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October 5, 2013

Use local tools to fight breast cancer


“We know early detection is critical to giving women the best opportunity for beating many forms of cancer,” Reneé Scialdo Shevat of the Friends of Bassett said recently. “The fundraising campaign ... will allow Bassett to bring in the latest technology and redesign the space to provide an overall better patient experience.”

Another local health care provider has developed an innovative way to encourage area women to get screened for breast cancer. 

United Health Services’ Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton participates in the “Pearls of Wisdom” program, which rewards women who come in for mammograms with a gift certificate for a necklace with a single pearl. Women who return for annual screenings will receive additional pearls to add to the necklace. 

We encourage all women to take care of themselves with regular self-exams, and, for those who need them, mammograms. We can’t stop cancer, but we can sure fight it with all we’ve got. 

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