CVHC holding annual Women's Wellness Event Oct. 12
Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics will hold their Annual Women's Wellness Event, Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Orofino Health Center, 1055 Riverside Ave.
Grab your girls (or guy) and head to the Orofino Health Center for Bras and brats. BBQ Brats, snacks and virgin mammo-garitas and mam-osas will be served.
There will be:
- A Bra Decorating Contest
- Free Health Info
- Doctor's Forum
Free mammograms and female exams can be scheduled for non or under-insured women.
The event is being held to raise breast cancer awareness.
The following is from the National Institute of Health in relation to breast cancer:
The breast is made up of glands called lobules that can make milk and thin tubes called ducts that carry the milk from the lobules to the nipple. Breast tissue also contains fat and connective tissue, lymph nodes and blood vessels.
The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carcinoma, which begins in the cells of the ducts. Breast cancer can also begin in the cells of the lobules and in other tissues in the breast. Invasive breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread from where it began in the ducts or lobules to surrounding tissue.
In the U.S., breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. It can occur in both men and women, but it is very rare in men. Each year there are about 2,300 new cases of breast cancer in men and about 230,000 new cases in women.
--From the National Institute of Health and Center for Disease Control
For further information on this and other health topics, visit the web site of the National Institute of Health at www.nih.gov.