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Flaget Cancer Center to Host Breast Cancer Education Program
Free health education event at Washington County Public Library


Bardstown, Ky. (March 2, 2018) – Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, invites the community to learn more about screenings and treatments for breast cancer at a free health education event on Tuesday, March 13. The education program will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Washington County Public Library, located at 333 W. Main Street in Springfield.

About 1 in 8 women, as well as 1 in 1,000 men, will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. While breast cancer is not preventable, early screenings and treatments can greatly increase a person’s chances for survival. By attending this free education program, guests will learn more about breast cancer screening and treatment options in their area. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is made possible by the Flaget Cancer Center, in partnership with the Washington County Library, and funding from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

“Thanks to a grant from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, we are now able to offer extended breast cancer education in rural areas surrounding our facility,” said Maggie Smith, manager, oncology services, Flaget Cancer Center. “We encourage the community to participate in this potentially life-saving opportunity to learn more about breast and other cancers.”

For more information about this event, call the Flaget Cancer Center at 502.350.5700.

About Flaget Memorial Hospital
Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, is located in Bardstown, KY. The 52-bed facility provides care for patients from Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Washington, Spencer, Bullitt and LaRue counties. The award-winning hospital was founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Nationally recognized for orthopedic care, surgical care and inpatient satisfaction, the hospital offers a complete array of services, including cancer care, weight loss surgery, cosmetic care, pain management, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and maternity care. The Cancer Center is proud to be able to provide full support and cancer care to patients through its medical and radiation oncology programs.

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.

 
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Publish Date: 

Friday, March 02, 2018