Pink lights and easily scheduled mammograms mark Breast Health Awareness Month

Outdoor display at Community Hospital North honors patients and caregivers; mammography services are available on a walk-in basis or by appointment, including new evening hours

It’s Breast Health Awareness Month, and Community Health Network is marking the occasion with a display of pink lights and an expanded schedule of easy-to-access mammograms. The pink lights glow outside Community Hospital North throughout October, while the preventive health services are easy to find both on the hospital campus and close to home at Community Health Pavilion Saxony in Fishers.

Lit nightly in honor of Community’s breast cancer patients and dedicated cancer caregivers, the lights are strung through the trees and atop light poles in front of Community North’s main entrance. Visitors are welcome to drive around the traffic circle to enjoy the lights, or park for free in the adjacent parking garage and view the display from one of the benches outside.

Prevention is the most important message of Breast Health Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society recommends a yearly mammogram and clinical breast exam for women starting at age 40, and a clinical breast exam every three years for women in their 20s or 30s. “With the installation of new full-field digital mammography equipment and the ability to perform screening mammograms through 7 p.m. each weeknight, we are able to provide quick access for the patients we serve,” said Sue Sandberg, executive vice president. In addition, the screening center at the Community Health Pavilion Saxony, 13121 Olio Road in Fishers, offers walk-in screening mammograms with no appointment necessary, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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