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TCH certified as elite Pink Ribbon Facility for digital mammography

Photo provided Tri-County Hospital has received the merit of being a certified "Pink Ribbon Facility." Pictured are mammogram technologists (front, l-r): Shonna Brasel, Carol Windels; (second row, l-r) Jill Paplow, Kim Malone.

Because of its commitment to fighting breast cancer, TCH has received the merit of being a certified Pink Ribbon Facility, a distinction awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities.

For nearly a year, women who undergo routine mammograms at Tri-County Hospital have had the latest diagnostic technology available to them, digital mammography. By offering women digital mammograms, TCH hopes to increase the number of area women who follow recommendations for regular screenings. TCH was the first healthcare provider in the area to introduce digital mammography equipment to women in October 2008.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her life. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman's chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97 percent.

To schedule a digital mammogram or learn more about this important preventive screening at Tri-County Hospital, please call (218) 631-7466.