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CATSKILL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER TO HOST BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY

October 9, 2013 – Harris, N.Y. – On October 28, 2013 Catskill Regional Medical Center, in conjunction with the Sullivan County Cancer Services Program, will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Day with an all day event. The event will be held at Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Harris Campus, 68 Harris-Bushville Road in Harris, Administrative Services Building, 2nd Floor, Boardrooms A & B from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Breast Cancer Awareness Day draws attention to breast cancer and the importance of screenings and education. Participants include Catskill Regional Oncology, Cancer Services, Radiology and Employee Health; Cancer Services Program of Sullivan County; American Cancer Society; Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center; Ride 2 Survive; Sullivan County Public Health; Fantasy Wigs and Hudson Health. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with healthcare experts and representatives from local agencies.

Catskill Regional’s café will offer a special menu in honor of the day and raffles, prizes and giveaways will be offered. In addition, those that present proof of their mammogram during the month of October, bring a script from their doctor or schedule their appointment at the event will receive a free gift.

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women and approximately 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

For more information about Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Oncology services please call 845-794-3300 or visit www.crmcny.org.
A member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Catskill Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to residents in the Sullivan County region.

About Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Mammography Services
Mammography services are offered at the Grover M. Hermann Hospital campus in Callicoon and at Catskill Regional Imaging Center in Monticello. Digital mammography incorporates revolutionary imaging technology providing incredibly sharp images and lower radiation exposure assisting in the early diagnosis of breast cancer. Catskill Regional is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), provides specially trained technologists certified by the American Registrar of Technologists (ARRT) and on site radiologists. Grover M. Hermann Hospital provides screening mammography services while the Catskill Regional Imaging Center offers screening and diagnostic mammography services. A prescription is required. To schedule a mammogram or for additional information, please call 845-794-3300 ext. 2225.