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Health Ministry News for May 15 2022

•          Health Ministry – Bev Wilkerson 660-473-2033

            Bereavement Ministry – Ann Dove 660-527-3794

            Take Them a Meal – Marge Wehman 724-448-4482

•          Prayer Shawl Ministry – Rectory at 827-2311

•          Crochet & Sewing Tuesdays – Carol Schibi 660-620-3795

May is Women’s Health Month – Some Cancer facts for Women

https://www.cancer.org/healthy/cancer-facts/cancer-facts-for-women

Some of the cancers that most often affect women are breast, colorectal, endometrial, lung, cervical, skin, and ovarian cancers. This column will cover these cancers in the next couple of bulletins.

Breast Cancer: The most common cancer in women except for skin cancer.

Best to get routine screenings to catch it early.

The American Cancer Society recommends the following for women at average risk for breast cancer:

Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start yearly breast cancer screening with a mammogram (x-ray of the breast) if they wish to do so.

Women age 45 to 54 should get a mammogram every year.

Women 55 and older can switch to a mammogram every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.

Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live at least 10 more years.  Women should also be familiar with how their breasts normally look and feel and report any changes to a health care provider right away.