AHN offers regional screening, education breast cancer events

October 2, 2019 Cranberry Local News


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Allegheny Health Network

Allegheny Health Network will be hosting several screening and education opportunities this month. The following regional events are free and open to the public.

Pinkout Walk-in Mammograms

Women are invited to participate in free mammograms from 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 and 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at several locations in Western Pennsylvania.

Oct. 5 locations are AHN Outpatient Center at Waterworks Mall; Allegheny Valley Hospital; Bethel Park Health and Wellness Pavilion; Canonsburg Hospital; Forbes Hospital; Jefferson Hospital; West Penn Hospital (the first floor Breast Center); and Wexford Health and Wellness Pavilion (the Breast Center on Level 2).

Oct. 24 locations are Allegheny General Hospital (fourth floor of the Cancer Center); AHN Outpatient Center at Waterworks Mall; Allegheny Valley Hospital; AHN Brentwood Professional Plaza (first floor); West Penn Hospital (the first floor Breast Center); and Wexford Health and Wellness Pavilion (the Breast Center on Level 2).

Refreshments and giveaways will be offered. No appointment are needed.

Participants must not have had a mammogram in the last 12 months to be eligible.

Visit ahn.org/PinkOut or call 412-578-7412 for more information.

Health and prevention talks

AHN is hosting talks aimed at helping women understand their risk of breast cancer. Experts will be speaking on genetic assessment, preventative screenings, diet and exercise.

Speakers include Dr. D. Lawrence Wickerham, chief of cancer genetics and prevention at Allegheny General Hospital; Kyla Morphy and Jackie Hoover, clinical genetic counselors; Rachel Harken, clinical dietitian; and Judith Schaad, physical therapist.

Talks will take place 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at AHN Wexford Health and Wellness Pavilion and 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at West Penn Hospital.

To make a reservation, visit ahn.org/events.

Knockout Cancer Workout

SHAPE Perform is hosting a workout session celebrating breast cancer survivors, friends and family at its location on Commerce Street in Pittsburgh.

Registration is 9 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 12. The workout will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dr. Angela Keleher, AHN Cancer Institute director of breast surgery, will talk after the session about breast health and wellness.

Register before the event at www.shapetrain.com/?page_id=809. Search for “Knockout Cancer Workout” at SHAPE Perform by Jb Bryant.

All participants receive a free shirt and membership offer.

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