October breast health events

      The Breast Care Center at Northfield Hospital & Clinics is hosting two separate events in October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

      An educational event —  Let’s Talk About Breast Cancer and Your Risk — will be held Thursday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Northfield Hospital.  From 6 to 7 p.m., visitors will be able to tour the Breast Care Center and view the newly remodeled waiting area, mammography and ultrasound suites. There will also be breast health informational displays and a self-risk assessment station.

     At 7 p.m. in the hospital atrium off the front lobby, there will be an educational program, featuring talks by Barbara Kunz, MS,a genetic counselor with the Hubert H. Humprhey Cancer Institute; and Jose Fulco, MD, medical advisor for the Breast Care Center  of Northfield Hospital & Clinics and a general surgeon.    

  The second event will be the Breast Center’s Spa Days.  Those who schedule a mammogram on one of eight days in October, will receive a gift bag with assorted breast cancer awareness items, healthy snacks/treats and beverages, and a free mini-massage.  In addition, every women having a screening mammogram at the Breast Care Center in the month of October will receive a free reusable pink tote – “good for you, good for the environment. Spa Days will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 4 and 5; Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 12 and 13; Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 20 and 21; Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28 and 29. To make your appointment, call 507-646-1143.