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Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman to Host 'Pink Tea'|
KAUFMAN, Texas — In 2008, an estimated 957 women from the areas surrounding Kaufman and Henderson counties will have breast cancer and 185 women will die from breast cancer, according to the Texas Cancer Registry and Department of State Health Services. To provide women information about breast cancer, Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman will host a "Pink Tea" at noon on Monday, Oct. 13.
The free event will be held in the gymnasium of First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City. The church is located at 522 W. Main Street.
Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman is partnering with Home Instead Senior Care to hold the event. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“We want to bring women together to talk about important health topics,” said Pat Jackson, community outreach representative for Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman. “At Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman we continuously look for ways to improve the health and lives of women of our communities. The Pink Tea event is the perfect time to take an hour to learn more about health care services and to chat with other women.”
At the event, Daphne McDonald, a nurse practitioner at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, will highlight the importance of breast cancer awareness outreach. Also, Becky Althaus, a registered nurse who is a genetic counselor at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, will speak about how genes contribute to the development of breast cancer.
All women are at risk for breast cancer, although the risk increases with age, according to breastcancer.org. Individuals can reduce their risk for breast cancer by maintaining a healthy weight, eating fruits and vegetables, not smoking, and exercising more frequently, breastcancer.org said. Uncontrollable factors, such as a family history of breast cancer, a previous bout with breast cancer, or the presence of certain genes, also affect a person’s risk.
No registration is required. For more information on the event, call Jackson at 972-932-7394.
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