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Mammo party planned Oct. 22

Posted: October 10, 2012 - 1:41pm

Mammo Party at Lakewood

STAPLES — Lakewood Health System is offering women a unique way to make annual mammography screening less of a chore and more like a party.

Kris Posner, Lakewood Health System Breast Health Navigator, said the importance of early detection in breast cancer can’t be overestimated. “We know that mammography helps catch breast cancer early, when treatment is most likely to be successful,” said Posner. “Treating women to some pampering as a reward for getting screened is a small thing to do for possibly saving a life.”

The Mammo Party will be held at Lakewood’s Main Campus east of Staples from 1-7 p.m. Oct. 22. The parties will include paraffin wax hand dips, massages, treats and prizes.

Women who want to schedule a mammogram during one of the Mammo Party times should call 218-898-7465.