Thursday, January 9 2014, 03:05 PM MST
Mary Nickles Is Part of a New Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
(KUTV) The Utah Department of Health Cancer Control Program
is trying to change a disturbing trend. Utah women have the second lowest breast cancer screening rates in the country. According to the American Cancer Society
, in 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed among US women. Breast cancer is the second cause of cancer deaths in women. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.
In 2011, 2News anchor Mary Nickles
was diagnosed with breast cancer after she did a news story on the importance of getting a mammogram. She is now sharing her story in hopes of raising awareness about the importance of getting a mammogram. The new campaign will also feature Sheri Dew, president and CEO of Deseret Book Company. To see one of the spots, click here
According to the American Cancer Society, all women who are 40 years and older should get routine mammograms. For more information, visit: www.cancerutah.org.
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