October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women in New Hampshire and is the second leading cause of female cancer deaths in the state.* Since breast cancer can be detected early, it is essential for women to talk with their providers about appropriate screening.
NH CCC works collaboratively with partners to share resources and implement strategies that address breast and other cancers in New Hampshire. State health data revealed that adults who work in restaurants and the food service industry are less likely to get preventive cancer screening tests such as a mammogram or Pap test.
Our Equity Task Force partners created and mailed a poster (available in English and Spanish), about breast and cervical cancer screenings, to 1,500 food service establishments in NH, in an effort to increase awareness of FREE services available to employees. The NH Breast and Cervical Cancer Program provides free screening to eligible women.
Being Mortal: Free Film Screening & Discussion
Join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members who care for them.
See the film and be part of a national conversation taking place in our community that asks: "Have you and your family had these important conversations and planned ahead?"
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