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The power of pink reigns supreme this October

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Sprinkled between all of Halloweens black and orange is a bold display of pink this October in honor of national breast cancer awareness month.

At Forrest General Hospital's Mammography and Radiology Department, staff there are educating patients about breast cancer and the importance of early detection measures like self breast exams and annual screenings.

Sherrye Jones is the Supervisor of Forrest General's Mammography and Radiology Department. Jones said typically women receive a baseline mammogram between the ages of 35 to 40.

Younger women can also receive the test if there is a family history of the illness. Jones explained that monthly self breast exams are advised for women starting at age 18.

According to Jones, "One of the main purposes of mammography is to detect breast cancers before we can actually feel them. And with mammography and ultra sound, breast MRI, these are all tools that help us find breast cancer early and have a better outcome."

To help support breast cancer patients and research efforts, the American Cancer Society is hosting the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 29th at Southern Miss's Pride field.

For more information about this event visit www.cancer.org/stridesonline.

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