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Mammogram and a movie

Research shows that since 1990 the use of mammography has helped reduce breast cancer deaths by a third.

Even though women know its important many are still not getting the life saving test performed.

As Amber Philpott reports one hospital is hoping a trip to the movies will change that among women.

What's quick taking only about 20 minutes, is easy, and is relatively painless?

Its a mammography and it can be a life saver for women.

"We want to catch an early breast cancer and we know that breast cancer sometimes can take a long time to grow, so we want to find something as early as possible," said Montell Buckles.

Buckles is a Mammography Supervisor with Central Baptist Hospital.

While she knows the importance of getting of a mammogram, she says some women still don't make time for their health.

"People are very frightened I think we get busy our lives are so hectic I think women by nature are the care takers of their families and just get so busy," said Buckles.

To make getting a mammogram easier for women in Georgetown, Central Baptist opened up an Outpatient Diagnostic Center.

To spread the message about the importance of a mammogram, and making time for health the center is turning to the movies to educate women.

They are hosting an event called Mammogram and a Movie!

On June 19th, women of all ages will be treated to a free movie on at the Theaters of Georgetown.

Radiologists from the Outpatient Diagnostic Center will be on hand to talk breast health and answer questions about the latest in diagnostic procedures.

Its a fun approach to a very serious topic.

"This event will be for women to come with their girlfriends to have a good time to laugh and joke and they'll have food, we love to have the food," said Buckles.

The end goal is for women to realize making their health is a priority before the last credit rolls.

Event Information:
Tuesday June 19th-6pm
Registration begins at 5:30
Theaters of Georgetown
Free, but there is limited seating

To register: centralbap.com or call 260-2220

Door Prizes will be given away

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