Breast Cancer Awareness Presentation Scheduled for Oct. 24 in White

Posted: 10/8/2012

Karen BumannKaren Bumann, certified physician assistant at White Medical Clinic, will provide education on breast cancer awareness on Oct. 24 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Country View Apartments dining room, 100 Patrick Avenue in White.

“October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Bumann. “One in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Screening and early detection is key to overcoming this disease. Learning how to detect breast changes is a critical step for early detection.”

Bumann will provide education for women on how to conduct breast self-exams. She will also present information on clinical breast exams and mammograms as well as South Dakota’s All Women Count! breast and cervical screening program.

All community members are welcome to attend. For more information or to schedule a clinical breast exam with Bumann, contact White Medical Clinic at (605) 629-3333.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.