CFMCH Focuses on Breast Cancer 
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital 
Monday, 01 October 2007 
Campaign Urges Women to “Picture Yourself Healthy”

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital has developed a novel approach to help women focus on their breast health this October.  The hospital asks women to “Picture Yourself Healthy,” encouraging each to take the one picture that could save her life – a mammogram.

Picture Yourself Healthy was created by Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and its sister hospitals as part of a national campaign to promote early detection and testing that could save the lives of the approximately 180,000 women who are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

Picture Yourself Healthy is about more than just remembering to get a mammogram,” explains Beth Blythe, R. T. ( R ) ( M), Breast Center manager.  “It’s about women keeping themselves in the picture and making their health just as much of a priority as are their families and careers.”

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1,500 people die each day in the U.S. from cancer.  Approximately 559,650 Americans are expected to succumb to the disease this year – one of every four deaths nationwide.  Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths among women.  An estimated 178,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer among women are forecast this year. Approximately 40,460 women will die from the disease. The American Cancer Society recommends that women without symptoms have a mammogram every year and annually thereafter as long as they are in good health.

To learn more about breast cancer and the mammography services offered at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, please click here.