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CONDUZCA o Camine para obtener una Vacuna Contra La Gripe GRATIS en el Centro Comunitario Mack Gaston, el martes 27 de octubre de 2 a 5 pm! Las vacunas contra la gripe en la clínica serán proporcionadas por el DEPARTAMENTO DE SALUD DEL CONDADO DE WHITFIELD solo para personas mayores de 19 años. No es necesario cita previa. No se requiere identificación. Se tomarán todas las precauciones de protección de COVID-19. Use una máscara para proteger a los demás.

El Centro Comunitario Mack Gaston está ubicado en 218 North Frederick Street, Dalton GA 30721. Para obtener más información, llame al (706) 279-9600.

Breast Cancer Awareness Day MCHD 2020

 

A Breast Cancer Awareness Celebration!

Dalton, GAFree Breast Exams will be provided at the Whitfield County Health Department on Wednesday, October 28th from 8 AM to 12 PM! It’s all part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign conducted each year by health officials in October. NO appointment is required. Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among Georgia women and accounts for 30 percent of all new cancer cases among women in Georgia. So, Save a Life and Get Checked! Whitfield County Health Department is at 800 Professional Boulevard in Dalton. For more details, call (706) 279-9600. For more information about breast cancer and breast cancer prevention, log onto www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/index.htm.

 

 

 

 

Exámenes de Senos gratis el Condado de Whitfield Departamento de Salud el 28 de Octubre

 

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¡Una celebración de concienciación sobre el cáncer de mama!

Dalton, GA Los exámenes de senos gratuitos se proporcionarán en el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Whitfield el Miércoles 28 de Octubre de 8 AM a 12 PM! Todo es parte de una campaña del Mes de Concientización sobre el Cáncer de Mama llevada a cabo cada año por funcionarios de salud en Octubre. NO se necesita cita. El cáncer de mama es el cáncer más diagnosticado entre las mujeres de Georgia y representa el 30 por ciento de todos los nuevos casos de cáncer entre las mujeres en Georgia. Así que, ¡Salva una Vida y Hazte Examinado! El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Whitfield está en 800 Professional Boulevard en Dalton. Para más detalles, llame al (706) 279-9600. Para obtener más información sobre el cáncer de mama y la prevención, inicie sesión en www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/index.htm.

Breast Cancer Awareness Day MCHD 2020

 

A Breast Cancer Awareness Day of Celebration!

Chatsworth, GAFree Breast Exams will be provided at the Murray County Health Department on Thursday, October 15th from 7:30 to 11:30 AM and from 1:00 to 3:30 PM! It’s all part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign conducted each year by health officials in October. NO appointment is necessary. Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among Georgia women and accounts for 30 percent of all new cancer cases among women in Georgia. So, Save a Life and Get Checked! Murray County Health Department is at 709 Old Dalton Ellijay Road in Chatsworth. For more details, call (706) 695-4585. For more information about breast cancer and prevention, log onto www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/index.htm.

 

Staff at Murray County Health Department Remind Residents of the Need for Breast Cancer Awareness

Murray County Health Dept Staff Poses for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Free Screening Available for Eligible Women

NORTH GEORGIA – The North Georgia Health District urges women ages 40 years and older to talk with their county health department or their doctor during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October about screening for breast cancer. Women who cannot afford mammograms may be eligible for free screening.

Breast cancer screenings are critical for women over 50, and through the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (BCCP), mammograms are accessible and free for all eligible women. Whether you do it for yourself or for your family, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the perfect time to get screened. Contact your county health department or doctor and schedule your screening. It could save your life.

  Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among Georgia women and accounts for 30 percent of all new cancer cases among women in Georgia. It is estimated that during 2020 in Georgia, 8,340 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 1,380 women will die from breast cancer.

Moreover, a disproportionate number of deaths occur among minority women or lower-income groups.

Black women in Georgia are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at later stages, while white women are more likely to be diagnosed at an earlier stage when the cancer is still localized and more possible to be successfully treated.

Hispanic women have a lower likelihood of developing breast cancer (1 in 10) compared to white women (1 in 8) but they are more likely to be diagnosed at later stages, regardless of age and economic status.

It was estimated that 3,200 Hispanic women in the United States died from breast cancer in 2018.

Health disparities are most likely due to cultural barriers, such as language, and barriers to accessing health care due to a person’s economic standing, immigration status or education.

The Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program provides access to breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services for lower-income, uninsured, and underserved women who are between the ages of 40 to 64 for breast cancer and 21 to 64 for cervical cancer.

Contact a local county health department or physician today to learn more about breast cancer screening.

Health departments in the North Georgia Health District are in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties and can be located on the health district website at www.nghd.org.

Learn more about our Breast and Cervical Cancer Program HERE.