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CYNTHIABAISICancerScreeningPreventableMeasuresAtYumaRegionalMedicalCenterweunderstandthathealthscreeningsandpreventativecarecansavelives.AspartoourcommitmenttothecommunityYRMCconsistentlysponsorsandpromotescomplimentaryhealtheventseducationalseminarsandscreenings.EmphasizingtheimportanceoregularscreeningsasanessentialtoolortheearlydiagnosisandtreatmentocancerYRMCwasproudtoco-sponsortheeventMammosandManiCURESonFebruary212013.Withover200womeninattendanceMammosandManiCURESoferedauneveningomanicuresmassagesacookingdemonstrationhealthandwellnesseducationalongwiththeopportunitytoreceiveamammogram.Theeventwasco-sponsoredbyBridgetsGitaspecialundhonoringYumanativeBridgetMartinezwhowasdiagnosedwithanaggressiveormobreastcancerin2008.Herwishwastogivethegitobreastcancereducationandresourceawarenesstohercommunity.AttheeventamilyphysicianDr.KristinaDiazandYumaRegionalCancerCenteroncologistsDrs.TimothyGalangandGregYangpresentedonwomenshealthissues.Theeventencouragedroutinemammogramsandasaresultover40womenromtheeventscheduledamammogramwith16beingdoneattheevent.Noneothosescreenedhadabnormalndings.OnDecember102013YumaRegionalCancerCenterandYumaRegionalFamilyHealthCenteroferedthesecondannualskincancerscreeningattheWelcomeBackBash.Thisreeeventprovidedwintervisitorsandlocalseniorstheopportunitytohaveaqualiedphysicianchecktheirskinoranysuspiciousndingsreassurethemaboutanybenignspotsandineededreerthemorurthermedicalcare.Outo50peoplescreenedattheeventthisyear11hadsuspiciousndingsandwerereerredorurthermedicalcare.Iwas50yearsoldwhendiagnosedwithbreastcancerin2007.ByFebruary2008Iunderwentamastectomyofmyrightbreastwithreconstruction.Iamoneoftheluckyoneswhocaughtitearly.Ihavebeencancerfreefor5yearsandcantsayenoughaboutearlydetection.