Back to School With Northwest Medical Center

School bells will be ringing soon and Northwest Medical Center is helping area students get ready for the new school year by collecting school supplies to be distributed throughout our service area. We have collection stations in several areas of the hospital where you can bring donations of school supplies to help our students go…

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October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. during the month of October, Northwest Medical Center is offering mammograms for $50 (includes radiologists reading of the mammogram) for patients who do not have insurance coverage for this service. Call 205-487-7561 to schedule your mammogram today!

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Carletta: My Own Best Advocate

Carletta, age 44, talks about how knowing her family history of breast cancer made it easier for her to be proactive about talking to her doctor when she noticed changes in her body. Carletta was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 41, and she finished her first triathlon one year after her first chemotherapy treatment.

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Marleah: Inspired by My Mom

When Marleah was 8 years old, she watched her mother, then 38, go through treatment for breast cancer. Her mother’s experience inspired her to understand and her own risk, and she learned that she has a BRCA2 gene mutation like her mom and aunt. To manage her risk, Marleah currently undergoes surveillance.

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Breast Cancer in Young Women

“Breast cancer doesn’t just happen to someone that’s 75 years old,” says breast cancer survivor Charity. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 27, she made a series of decisions to be proactive about her health. “You need to take your health seriously. Talk to your doctor. There isn’t just one face to…

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National Nurses Week 2020

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. We would like to say “Thank you” to all the nurses working so hard to keep us healthy and safe during this pandemic…

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