Tuesday, October 13, 2009
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the key to breast cancer survival is early detection.
Skyline Hospital encourages all women over 40 to schedule an annual mammogram.
Signing up for one at this weekend's Health Fair (in White Salmon's Pioneer Center) is about as easy -- and as inexpensive -- as you can get.
Women who sign up for a mammogram, will receive a coupon for $125 off the regular fee of $275 -- almost half price.
The discount is available to all women who sign up (and pay the $150 fee) at the Health Fair held on Oct. 16 and 17.
The Health Fair provides an economical way to assess your general health. Admission is free as are most screenings such as blood pressure, height and weight, and balance testing. Other screenings (for a nominal fee) include a PSA test and a blood chemistry screen.
The $40 blood test includes a lipid panel (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, and coronary risk), a comprehensive metabolic panel, and a thyroid check (TSH).
Men may opt for the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test for an additional $20.
If you intend to have your blood drawn you must fast for at least 12-hours prior.
Appointments are available for the blood chemistry screening, but drop-in appointments are also fine.
For an appointment call 493-3068. Payments must be made by cash or check.
Breakfast will be served by Senior Services in the Pioneer Center for $5.
The Health Fair is designed to enhance, not replace, your regular health care needs by provided early detection, prevention, and education at little or no cost.
Diabetes, prostate cancer, hypertension and leukemia have been identified in the past, and all of these issues are better tackled by early detection.
Skyline Hospital sends a copy of these screenings to the participants and to the participant’s family physician.