Monday, October 5, 2015

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month



This October, WellU is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

  • If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
  • If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.
  • Do you have questions about a preventative exam? Stop by the WellU Clinic for a wellness screen.
  • WellU Clinic Hours of Operation:

     Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30

    for fasting blood draws and consultation visits

     Location: Student Health Services,

    Ground Floor of Somers

     Wednesdays from 10:30-2:30 for

    wellness checks and consultation visits

     Location: Somers 183

    (Next to the campus operator)

    To make an appointment go to:
    All visits at the WellU Clinic are strictly confidential. The information from your visit can be
    shared with your primary care provider at your request.
    Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.
For more information, visit http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/