Breast Health and Imaging Center
Advanced Imaging Center - Victory Lakes
UTMB Health Radiology at Galveston
UTMB Health Radiology/Imaging
Annually, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and UTMB Health hosted numerous special events and programs to encourage breast health, breast screenings and cancer awareness at its Breast Health Center and breast imaging locations throughout the Bay Area. However, breast health is important every month of the year.
UTMB’s October specials were designed to highlight one important fact: “Annual screening mammograms make a huge difference in reducing breast cancer deaths,” said Dr. Morton Leonard Jr., Director of the UTMB Breast Imaging Department. Past specials have included free and reduced-price screening mammograms for uninsured women, a mobile mammogram program, extended clinic hours and self-referral screening mammograms.
The UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway South in League City, offers extended hours daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., to enable patients to stop off and get a mammogram on their way to work. Patients may schedule appointments at 832-505-1700.
In addition, patients may now schedule their own annual screening mammograms anytime without a physician’s order at UTMB’s breast imaging clinics — in Galveston (call 409-772-7150), and at the UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes (call 832-505-1700).
UTMB Health and The Ruth Kempner Endowment for Breast Cancer Screening are partnering to provide free screening mammograms for uninsured women in our community. The Susan G. Komen foundation has stated that a significant number of uninsured Hispanic and African American women in Galveston County are not receiving their annual screening mammograms. In an effort to reach these uninsured women, UTMB Health brought the mobile mammography van to Galveston County churches in 2012. The screenings were offered at:
Sunday October 28, 2012
St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Texas City
Sunday November 11, 2012
Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church
Sunday November 18, 2012
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church on Galveston Island
Although these events are being hosted at local churches, uninsured program participants did not need to be members of these church congregations in order to receive a free screening mammogram. However, participants needed to PRE REGISTER for the program and had to meet the following eligibility criteria:
Watch for the return of this program next year. If you have any questions about this program or application, please contact Ida Hernandez at UTMB, at (832) 505-1721.
The Look Good … Feel Better program is a free workshop that helps women to cope with the side effects of cancer treatment. However, participants say it’s less about what it does for women on the outside and more about how it makes them feel on the inside.
The national program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, has served more 650,000 women since its inception 20+ years ago. UTMB has been offering the popular program for several years. Experts will provide step-by-step guidance on makeup and skin care, and tips on prosthesis fittings and hair pieces. The workshop provides a comfortable, supportive atmosphere with other women coping with cancer treatment, those about to go through it and those who have been there.
The event was hosted most recently at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes on Monday, October 15.
The program is free. To inquire about future dates, please call (832) 505-1700.
More than just a run and walk, this fun annual event is a gathering of people, breast cancer survivors, family members of all ages who come to celebrate life, to memorialize loved ones lost to breast cancer, and to honor those men and women undergoing treatment. D'Feet Breast Cancer, Inc., is a grass-roots, all volunteer organization which provides mammograms to more than 800 uninsured and underserved Galveston County women ages 40 to 64. Race day for 2012 was on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Moody Gardens. Get more information on this annual event.
On Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, the world’s largest 5K run/walk took place and we were proud to be a part of it! We invite you to join UTMB Health next year for the 2013 Komen Houston Race for the Cure. See more about UTMB Health's Race for the Cure team at link below. Donate to UTMB Health's Race for the Cure!
The 2012 Knockout Cancer Awareness Gospel Tour was held on Oct. 12 at Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church, 7420 FM 1765. A concert featured Earnest Pugh, Anita Wilson, Nakitta Foxx, Faith Howard and the Houston Mass Choir. For information, visit www.kocancertour.com
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day is an initiative designed to promote education, awareness and access for women who may wish to consider post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. It is a collaborative effort that includes plastic surgeons specializing in breast surgery, plastic surgery nurse specialists, medical device industry representatives and breast cancer support groups.
As a salute to our breast reconstruction patients, UTMB hosted a breakfast on October 17, 2012, at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes. For more information, please contact Yvonne Rendon at (409) 772-1255 or email@example.com.
Oct. 19–21, 2012: A weekend celebrating new stores & increasing awareness about breast cancer. Patrons were able to visit and shop at the new Tanger Outlets, I-45 at Holland Road, where UTMB Health hosted a special breast cancer awareness display. The mobile mammography van was on site offering mammograms for $99.
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