Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

(Farmington, MO) Medical experts estimate that by the year 2020 there will be over 270,000 new cases of breast cancer in the United States and since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month they're getting the word out about the importance of screenings and regular check ups.  An Oncologist with Parkland Health Center and Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Melissa Rooney, says they encourage women to come in for their annual screening mammogram.

Rooney adds typically they recommend women start screening for breast cancer about age 40. For more information on Breast cancer, or to make an appointment for a mammogram, contact the Parkland Health Center in Farmington at 573-760-8460.  To  contact the Parkland Cancer Center call 573-701-7250 or visit their offices on the 4th floor at  1103 West Liberty Street. in Farmington.