St. Francis Hospital hosts free seminar on breast cancer

Updated: May. 15, 2017 at 10:49 PM EDT
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(Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM)
(Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – May is National Women's Health Month and Monday night, local women were encouraged to "be their own breast friend".

It was a free seminar sponsored by St. Francis Hospital. The program focused on preventing and detecting breast cancer during its earliest stages.

Among the speakers was St. Francis breast surgeon Dr. Chuck Scarborough.

This year, more than 250,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women, and of those, more than 40,000 women will die of the disease.

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