Orchard Hospital's Radiology Department invited breast cancer survivors to join them for an evening of education, hors d'oeuvres, manicures, facials, hair styling and massages last week. We enjoyed the presence of over 40 women as some brought a friend or family member to join in on the pampering that was very much deserved. With a pink motif from the lemonade at the front door to the pink roses throughout and the pink cloth goodie bags containing socks, a cooling scarf and other items, it was definitely obvious what the occasion was saluting. Breast Cancer Awareness month is a time for education about the importance of screening and passing the word on for early detection. Information provided by the Radiology Department following a remote presentation by Dr. Sussman that highlighted: "One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. A total of 85 percent of breast cancers are not hereditary. Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. There are 2,300 new cases of breast cancer in men each year." The importance of annual screening is described as early detection reducing likelihood of metastasis; early detection often leads to less invasive treatments; early detection and treatment is the number one factor in reducing the mortality rate. If you are due for your annual screening or if you have never had one, please call Orchard Hospital at 846-9052 for an appointment for Digital Breast Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Breast MRI’s Ultrasound and MRI.