Navigation Links
Mom Offers Personal Mother's Day Message on Importance of Annual Mammograms
Date:5/8/2009

Doctors recommend that women over 40 get a mammogram every year. Nicky Torres began hers earlier and, at 39, discovered she had cancer. Torres is happy to be able to tell her three little girls this Mother's Day, "Mommy's fine; I'll be here to tuck you in until the day you leave for college."

Arlington Heights, Ill. (PRWEB) -- Being healthy and active doesn't mean a woman isn't at risk for breast cancer. In 2007, Nicky Torres of Rolling Meadows, Ill., squeezed her annual mammogram into the middle of a hectic day that was filled with school runs and other errands. She expected nothing more than the standard letter telling her to come back in another year. Instead, she received a phone call informing her that she would need a biopsy.

Her annual mammogram led her to a cancer diagnosis at age 39. "At the time of my diagnosis, I had never felt better, unaware of my developing cancer," Torres said. "I'd lost a lot of weight and had taken up my old love of swimming in a quest to be in the best condition I could by the time I turned 40, which was nine months away."

Because her cancer was caught early, she is able to say to her three young daughters this Mother's Day, "Mommy's fine; I'll be here to tuck you in until the day you leave for college."

Torres has become an evangelist of sorts about the importance of mammograms. She has delivered her message and personal story to women's groups in Chicago's northwest suburbs.

"When I wake up each morning, breast cancer is no longer my first thought, but I do reflect often and realize that I am forever changed," she said. "Women should make an annual mammogram a part of their life."

Torres is a patient of Northwest Community Hospital's Breast Center in Arlington Heights. The NCH Breast Center is one of the top providers of mammograms in Illinois, offering extra gentle mammograms with state-of-the-art digital imaging and MRI technology that can detect the earliest signs of cancer. Doctors recommend that women over 40 get a mammogram every year.

A signature service of the Breast Center - Results by Request™ - gives women a choice of how they receive their results. Schedule a one-hour appointment and get your report before you leave, or schedule a half-hour visit and have your report mailed to you the next day.

For more information, visit the Breast Center page on the Northwest Community Hospital website at www.nch.org/medical-services/breast-center.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/mammogram/breastcare/prweb2400614.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Health care incentive model offers collaborative approach
2. Eye-staining technique offers early detection for dry eye syndrome
3. Governor Rendell Offers adultBasic Coverage to 35,000 Uninsured Pennsylvanians
4. Mylan Commences Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations for Its 5.750% Senior Notes Due 2010 and 6.375% Senior Notes Due 2015 in Connection With Its Proposed Acquisition of Mercks Generic Pharmaceutical Business
5. Psoriasis Cure Now offers Back to School Resources for Parents of Children with Psoriasis
6. ADDAS Awareness Campaign Offers Resources and Education to Adults Living with AD/HD and Professionals Working With Them
7. Regence Offers InterM to Fill Gap for the Uninsured
8. National Non-Profit Organization Offers Free Mental Health Services to Military and Military Families
9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Offers New Approach to Customer Group Wellness
10. ProAssurance Group Offers Coverage for Community Based Hospitals in Michigan
11. Super Jake Foundation Offers Hope for Pediatric Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Mom Offers Personal Mother's Day Message on Importance of Annual Mammograms 
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated with ... as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. , Dr. ... handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He stands by ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to announce the ... as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular . ... team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents in North ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute ( http://www.advancedplasticsurgeryinstitute.com ), ... official Medspa Sponsor. Dr. Josh Olson, a board-certified plastic surgeon, owns the practice, ... says the decision to support the pageant in an official capacity is a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Southern Illinois ... are co-chairs for the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) Foundation’s Mission of Mercy ... Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. , They expect to treat approximately ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Austin, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... laude graduate, joins Evans Dermatology in the South Lamar location as of July 13, ... Texas Southwestern Medical School. As a medical student, she regularly volunteered at the Agape ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... --  Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: PULM ), ... today that it was added to the Russell Microcap ... set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June ... for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer Robert Clarke ... in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical needs, and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function ... the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep ... in balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced ... BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution ... this clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in ... sepsis risk assessment and management. PCT is ... levels in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: