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Football game to benefit women’s health services

May 29, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

WESTFIELD - A "Chautauqua County Stampede" versus "Southern Tier Diesel" football game to increase awareness of breast cancer is scheduled on Saturday, June 15 on the Sherman Central School football field, 127 Park St., for 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation, proceeds will benefit the hospital's women's health services. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the gate or before at the hospital at the front desks in the lobby or the Emergency Department. All guests are asked to wear pink in recognition of the cause.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. It is a group of cancer cells, or malignant tumor, starting in the cells of the breast.

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Westfield Memorial Hospital Radiology Technician Charlene Abbey, left, and hospital Radiology Manager Laura LaShomb, right, stand next to the hospital’s new Hologic Digital Mammography unit.

Rarely mentioned is that men also can have breast cancer. All people, male or female, are born with some breast cells and tissue that have the propensity to develop into cancer. Breast cancer in men, however, is rare.

Some cancer risk factors, such as smoking, are controllable. Some other cancer risk factors, such as genetics, are not. Find out more from a doctor.

Westfield hospital offers mammograms with state-of-the-art Hologic Digital Mammography. Mammograms can save lives by showing tumors that become cancer long before they can be felt. Self-breast examination and mammograms should be on the top of every female's "to-do" list.

For more information on the event, contact Laura LaShomb at 793-2336 or make an appointment by calling the Radiology Department at 793-2234.



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