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Texas Oncology Reminds Women 'You're the Best, Get the Tests'
Date:5/5/2008

Mother's Day Screening Campaign Promotes Cancer Screenings and Early

Detection

DALLAS, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- With the help of Texas Oncology this Mother's Day, give your mom -- or a woman you care about -- the gift that will last: good health. Texas Oncology makes it simple, with light-hearted, personalized e-postcards to remind moms of all ages that simple cancer screenings once a year are an easy and essential way to stay healthy.

The Mother's Day Screening Campaign is part of a program launched by Texas Oncology to raise awareness and increase cancer screenings across the state in an effort to fight against cancer. Early detection of cancer is key to winning that fight, and regular screenings can lead to early detection when treatments can be most effective.

To send an e-postcard and remind a woman about the importance of cancer screenings, visit http://www.HealthyMothersDay.com. You can select from two options and customize your choice to fit the woman you care about. Remind women you know to schedule a mammogram and other important cancer screenings that can save lives.

"Mother's Day is the perfect time to show your love for your mom and provide a gentle and necessary reminder to make scheduling regular cancer screenings a priority," said Dr. Debra Patt of Texas Oncology. "Early detection leads to increased survivorship. So why not encourage all the women you care about to get screened? The e-postcard makes it easy to send this important message."

While awareness of breast cancer has improved, it is still the second-deadliest cancer among American women today. In fact, in Texas, more than 12,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Early detection remains the single most effective way to combat the disease with annual mammograms suggested for women once they reach age 40. When detected early before it spreads
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