Pam Tally and Beth Conger were in studio Wednesday morning to talk to WPKY about the upcoming free breast cancer screenings on Friday at the Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton.

Beth reminded listeners that the Caldwell Medical Center will be giving free breast cancer screenings on Friday from 1 to 4PM in the out patient/surgery department for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The screenings will be standard early detection screenings, not mammograms. If anything unusual is found during the screening process on Friday, the next step would be to schedule a mammogram. Beth said that the screenings will take about 15 minutes and that they are doing them for both women and men. Pam said that breast cancer is more common in men then most people realize, so it’s important for a man who may have a history of the disease in his family to get checked out as well. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women after lung cancer. Early detection saves lives and it is suggested that all women ages 35 and older get routine screenings, and women over 40 are encouraged to get yearly mammograms. Health officials highly encourage women, even those younger than 35, to get routine checkups if a history of the disease runs in the family.

Though the screenings Friday are free they are requesting that appointments be made, and can be done by calling the Caldwell Medical Center at 270-365-0321. Again the free screenings will be on Friday from 1 to 4PM at the Caldwell Medical Center on 100 Medical Center Drive in Princeton and will take about 15 minutes. Those who schedule an appointment can check in at the front lobby and will be directed where to go.

You can catch the full interview with Pam Tally and Beth Conger below.

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