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Putnam County Hospital Announces Breast Cancer Awareness Drawing

October is breast cancer awareness month. In celebration, Putnam County Hospital’s Radiology Department will award a gift basket to a local woman.

The Breast Imaging Technologists and Sonographers have compiled a prize basket to be given to a woman that completes her first digital mammogram between October 1st and December 31st of this year at PCH.

The American Cancer Society has established guidelines for women regarding the lifesaving exam, stating that “Women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.”

The department will also hold quarterly drawings for returning mammogram patients.

The first quarterly prize will be a Longaberger American Cancer Association basket with lid, protector, liner and other goodies.

Putnam County Hospital is proud to offer digital mammography within the American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited department.

In February, Putnam County Hospital began offering digital mammograms, replacing the previously used film.

Cindy Mason, RT (R) (M), Lead Mammographer added, “Despite the economic downturn, PCH has ensured the highest level of quality mammography with the installation of digital equipment.”

“We are able to bring the best imaging available to the doorstep of Putnam County residents,” Mason continued.

Drs. Hunt, Mulholland, Flood, and McFall are committed to the highest level of excellence in interpreting digital mammograms and breast ultrasounds at Putnam County Hospital and Hendricks Regional Health.

Mason added, “If I could tell women one thing, I would tell them not to neglect their mammogram. It can save their life.”

If you’re a woman over the age of 40, you need to schedule your digital mammogram today.

Mammograms can be scheduled at Putnam County Hospital by calling 765- 658-2760 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

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