Manatee Diagnostic Center Surpasses Donation Goal for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of its 30th Anniversary, Manatee Diagnostic Center (MDC), part of the Manatee Healthcare System, committed to give away 30 screening mammograms during a recent live remote with 92.1 CTQ’s Maverick and Lulu in the Morning Show. Within one hour and 45 minutes, it surpassed its goal.
During the live remote, Kobee Masiello, Practice Administrator, MDC, and Bret Hendricks, MD, Radiologist and Medical Director, MDC, spoke about the importance of having yearly screening tests after the age of 40. Listeners heard how family history can determine testing, what dense breasts are, a concern of having a mammogram and the benefits of the 3-D technology that MDC offers.
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cancer among women and one out of eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Regular screenings, early detection and improvements in treatment are helping millions survive this disease.
“Manatee Diagnostic Center is dedicated to our community along with the other members of Manatee Healthcare System: Manatee Memorial Hospital, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and the Manatee Physician Alliance practices and urgent care centers,” said Kevin DiLallo, CEO, Manatee Healthcare System. “We are working together to offer services including these free tests as well as free classes and support groups to help meet the healthcare needs in our community.”