In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mercy Suburban Hospital is continuing its community outreach initiatives aimed at informing and empowering women about their health by hosting its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
The event will feature physicians and specialists from Mercy Suburban’s different service lines, including bone health, oncology, women’s health, physical therapy and bariatrics, who will speak to attendees and answer any questions they may have. Nurses and doctors will also hold discussions in Mercy Cancer Center’s Conference Room starting at 10:30 a.m. The discussions — ranging from women’s issues to heart health — will take place every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. Leading the discussions will be: Kristine L. Widders, MD, Medical Director of Mercy Suburban Hospital’s Breast Program, and William J. Strimel, DO, FACC, FACP, Medical Director of Cardiology for Mercy Suburban Hospital. There will also be a yoga demonstration and nutrition presentation during the discussion session times.
For those needing their annual breast and bone exams, Mercy Suburban Hospital and Lansdale Imaging Center are providing free mammograms and DEXA scans to women who have a prescription for the procedures from their doctors. Appointments are required for the free mammograms and DEXA scans. To register, please call 610.292.7100. Mercy Suburban is also helping the community prepare for the upcoming flu season by offering a free limited number of the vaccines to women and their families.