Jewish Hospital’s Rudd Heart and Lung Center Goes Pink
Pink lights in October will commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, but with early detection, the five-year survival rate is up to 98 percent. Mammograms are an important tool in early detection. During the month of October, KentuckyOne Health will show support for the cause by lighting Jewish Hospital’s Rudd Heart & Lung Building pink.
WHAT: Jewish Hospital’s Rudd Heart and Lung Building Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
WHERE: Jewish Hospital’s Rudd Heart and Lung Building
201 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202
WHEN: October 1 – 31
Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women. The American Cancer Society recommends women 40 and older should have a mammogram every year. under the Affordable Care Act, all new health insurance plans are required to cover mammography (with no co-payment) for women ages 40 and older.
Early detection by mammograms leads to a greater range of treatment option, including less-extensive surgery and the use of chemotherapy with fewer side effects.