Breast cancer awareness, panel kick off October

October 3, 2012 • Vistas

Breast Cancer Screening
Did you know that breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death among women of all races? If you’re a woman over age 40, don’t neglect having a mammogram every 1 to 2 years or according to your doctor’s recommendation. Breast screening can often detect breast cancer in its early stages when there’s a good chance for a cure. This October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, encourage the women you love to get a mammogram if they have been putting it off. To learn more about the breast cancer screening in your community, visit

Federal Employees
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will be meeting Thursday, Oct.4, at 11:30 a.m. at Peppers Grill & Bar, 500 N. Main St. Any federal employee or retiree is welcome to attend. For more information, call Loris DeKay at 622-8492.

Breast Cancer Panel
Come find out why you don’t need to leave town for breast cancer treatment! Senior Circle’s Healthsense at noon Thursday, Oct. 4, will host a breast cancer panel at its facility in the Wilshire Center, 2801 N. Main St., next door to Family Dollar. On the panel will be Dr. Akbar Ali, surgeon specializing in breast cancer; Dr. Lubna Skally, radiation oncologist; Mag Martinez, director of radiation oncology; and Terry Anderson, director of radiology. A light lunch will be served. For more information, call 623-2311. Healthsense is open to the public of all ages.

NMMI Lyceum
The New Mexico Military Institute Lyceum Program returns to Pearson Auditorium Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. with a presentation by Dr. W.C. “Rusty” Riese on ethics and the societal and leadership responsibilities related to organizational responses to oil spills. The Lyceum is free and open to the public. Seating in Pearson Auditorium is limited and patrons should arrive early to be assured of a seat.

Discovery Tour
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge will host a Refuge Discovery Tour on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 9 a.m., to begin at the Joseph R. Skeen Visitor Center. Tour will last two hours. This is an opportunity to see closed areas of the refuge and learn how the refuge Login to read more

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