Breast Cancer Awareness Month is About Taking Action

One in eight. That’s how many American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, according to National Breast Cancer Foundation.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More than so many pink ribbons, it’s an opportunity to learn about this deadly disease. It’s a reminder to educate yourself about the risks and to remember to get early screenings.

The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center is proud to offer screening and diagnostic digital mammography to the women of Southern Maryland.  Schedule your mammogram today by calling 301-609-4413.

Among the many benefits of digital mammography:

  • Approximately 22 percent less radiation than traditional mammography
  • More precise, clear image
  • Digital images are quickly and easily sent to your physician or specialist


Another great way to stay informed is attending our 8th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon on Thursday, October 23, at the Richard R. Clark Senior Center in La Plata. The catered event begins at 11 a.m. and will be led by guest speakers Dr. Eleanor Faherty, a breast surgeon with UM Charles Regional Surgical Care, and Dr. Erica Contreras of UM Charles Regional OB/GYN.

They’ll discuss breast and ovarian cancer screenings, while sharing information about the BRCA gene, genetic testing and knowing your cancer risk. Registration is required by October 16. Reserve your spot by calling 301-934-5423.


Eleanor Faherty, MD, FACS
Eleanor Faherty, MD, FACS
Erica Contreras, MD
Erica Contreras, MD

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