Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi offers early detection tools for breast cancer

Published 9:06 am Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Don’t delay. Get a breast cancer screening today.

That’s the message in October, breast cancer awareness month.

Oxford area physicians and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi want you to know that early detection is critical to your life and your quality of life since it is the most important factor in successful treatment of breast cancer.

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Baptist Hospital-North Mississippi has the latest tools including Breast MRI — a more effective screening for those at a higher risk of breast cancer — while providing easy, close-to-home options for testing all in one place.

Patients can pay a visit to their physician, for screening and a referral, or call Baptist direct for help on how to get effective screening.

Breast cancer gets so much attention in October that talking about regular checkups seems unnecessary but most of us put off what needs to be done today, particularly when it comes to health screenings.

But remember, by the time someone self-detects breast cancer, it is often more developed than necessary, forcing the patient to undergo treatment that can include chemotherapy which could have been avoided.

Reach out and make an appointment today for screening or remind a loved one that getting checked can make all the difference.