Mammo Mania Coming to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
10/15/2012

PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is launching Mammo Mania this month to help make mammograms fun and catch the disease early in North Texas women.

On Oct. 23, women can schedule mammograms from 7 a.m. to midnight at the Sue A. deMille Women’s Diagnostic Center. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided from 4 to 8 p.m. To register, call 972-981-4070 and press option 4.

The center offers digital mammography and tomosynthesis, a new type of 3D mammography that helps doctors better diagnose breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue.

The American Cancer Society estimates that last year nearly 230,000 cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in women.

“Remembering to get an annual mammogram is a crucial decision for women to make,” said Dr. Patricia Krakos, a radiologist on the hospital’s medical staff. “It’s so easy for women to delay their mammograms due to other obligations, but it really is our best defense against breast cancer. It’s so important for women not to delay the test.”

Women who wear pink to the event will be eligible for door prizes. The Breast Oasis Charity also will be accepting new bras for women who cannot afford them.

If you can’t attend Mammo Mania, visit TexasHealth.org/Women to take a short breast cancer risk assessment.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 368-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.