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Ascension Health Matters: Breast Cancer Awareness Edition

Pink Pumpkins Have Popped Up in Ascension!

Surprise! Our Pop-up Pink Pumpkin Patch for Breast Cancer Awareness is here and this year we’ve expanded the patch to our Ascension hospital! This morning, thousands of pink pumpkins popped up at our Bluebonnet, Mid City and Ascension campuses. The pumpkin patches, sponsored by b1Bank, are part of the Protect Your Pumpkins breast cancer awareness campaign that promotes annual mammograms to women over 40. You’re invited to visit one of the pumpkin patches, take photos, and bring a free pumpkin home to display your support. Hurry - the pumpkins don’t last long, so get one before they’re gone!

The Ascension Pink Pumpkin Patch is located in the Ascension hospital parking lot.

Click here to learn more about the Protect Your Pumpkins campaign and to schedule your annual mammogram.

Thank you to B1 Bank – a proud sponsor of this year’s pumpkin patch! Together we encourage women over 40 to Protect Your Pumpkins and schedule your annual mammogram.

Listen to the latest episode of Beyond the Chart!

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there's no one better to join us than Dr. Everett Bonner. Find out what led Dr. Bonner down the path of surgical breast oncology, how his life has been touched by breast cancer, and much more! Listen now:

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Did you know?

Although breast cancer deaths have dropped dramatically in the past two decades, women in the U.S. still have a 1-in-8 lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. A mammogram can often find or detect breast cancer early when it is most treatable. What are you waiting for?

Click here to schedule your mammogram today.

High Cholesterol Fuels Breast Cancer Cells

Keeping your cholesterol levels within a healthy range helps lower your risk for heart attack and stroke. For women, there’s an added cholesterol connection: breast cancer.

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Breast Cancer in Men – Rare but on the Rise

Nearly 2,500 new cases of breast cancer in men are reported each year, it’s more than just a disease that affects women.

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