Breast Cancer Awareness

Throughout October, 96.1 Mix 96 and Genesis Health are reminding women just how important it is to get their annual mammogram.

The chance of a woman developing invasive breast cancer at some point in her life is about one in eight, but thanks to early detection and improved treatment, the survival rates are at all-time highs for all stages of breast cancers.

This month, we'll have information on breast health, interviews with experts in the field, and a link to schedule your mammogram! From Genesis Health, and Mix 96.

IMPORTANT EVENT REMINDER: OCTOBER 19, 5:30 PM - Join us for dinner and conversation about breast health, prevention and treatment of breast cancer, and local resources available to women who need them at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo. RSVP at www.genesishealth.com/OneWoman or by calling 563-326-7504.

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month on MIX 96, and Debbie McFadden talked with Kim Turner, Research Nurse, OCN, at Genesis Health Systems, about breast cancer clinical trials being done here in the Quad Cities. If you have questions for Kim, call her at: 563-421-1908 or 1-888-532-7140.

Debbie McFadden from MIX 96 interviews Melissa Frantz, RN, OCN, CN-BN, Breast Nurse Navigator and Oncology Program Coordinator at the Genesis Center for Breast Health in Davenport.

Dona Bark – Registered Nurse and Community Health Program Coordinator at Genesis Health System, East Campus.

We spoke with Dona, who heads up the ‘Care for Yourself’ program at Genesis. Dona shares a lot of great information in this interview, including the fact that with early detection, there’s a 99% chance for survival of breast cancer!

Call 563-421-1913 with any questions you may have.

And check out these upcoming events:

  • ‘Movie and a Mammo: It’s a Girl’s Night Out…’ Monday 10/9 at 6pm. At Genesis Health Group, DeWitt. From 6-9pm. Bring your girlfriends of all ages, enjoy the evening, and encourage each other to schedule their annual mammogram.
  • ‘Learn to Relax with Hypnotherapy’. Thursday 10/12 6-8pm at Genesis Health Group, DeWitt. Enjoy a night of relaxation with Brooke Lemke, Genesis Hypnotherapist. Advance tickets $25. Call 563-659-4233.
  • ‘Welcome Pink Heals Fire Truck’. Friday 10/20 at GMC-DeWitt. Visit the Sauk Valley IL pink fire truck with survivor signings.
  • ‘Painting for PINK’. Thursday 10/26 at Genesis Health Group, DeWitt. Taught by local artist Joan Reynolds. Advance tickets $35, includes canvas.