Learn How To Perform a Self Exam, What A Mammogram Can Do For You & Tour the Renowned Florida Breast Institute

(Largo, FL – May 19, 2010) – More than 250,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in 2009. There are many different forms. The key is catching the disease early! You and your target audience can do that with a self exam & by getting your annual mammogram.

To learn more, The Florida Breast Institute at Largo Medical Center is having a day of education where you can learn about the myths circulating around breast cancer, self exams, mammograms, other diagnostic testing including what your breast x-ray looks like and really means and then take a tour of the RENOWNED Florida Breast Institute. It’s a FREE educational seminar called Mammography & ME at Largo Medical Center on Friday, May 21, 2010 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Classrooms A & B. The schedule is as follows:

11:15 a.m.
Breast Cancer Today - American Cancer Society – Patty Riddle
11:45 a.m.
Florida Breast Institute Services - Florida Breast Institute – Linda Gauger
12:15 p.m.
Talk With A Breast Cancer Survivor
12:45 p.m.
Breast Cancer Myths & Eating Healthy - Florida Breast Institute Medical Director &
Breast Care Specialist/General Surgeon
Karen Kritsky, DO
1:15 p.m.
Mammograms & Breast Imaging - Florida Breast Institute Radiologist – James Johnson, DO
1:30 p.m.
Tour the Renowned Florida Breast Institute

Seating is limited for Mammography & ME. To register, call 1-877-4-HCA-DOCS (1-877-442-2362 toll free). If you would like to set up a media interview, call Largo Medical Center, Marketing Director, Tammy Robiconti at 727-588-5724.

Largo Medical Center is a 456 bed hospital serving the community from two campuses. Largo Medical Center and Largo Medical Center – Indian Rocks, formerly known as Sun Coast Hospital, provides breast healthcare at the Florida Breast Institute, knee care at the Florida Knee and Orthopedic Pavilion, spine, neck and neuro care at the Florida Spine & Neuro Center, heart care at the Tampa Bay Heart Institute, behavioral healthcare at The Retreat, Inpatient Rehabilitation, wound care, sleep disorders care, diagnostic service and emergency care. Largo Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education program is the West Coast Academic Center for NOVA Southeastern University and is the largest program of its kind in the southeastern United States.