Schedule a mammogram
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and BayCare, the parent of local hospitals St. Joseph’s Hospital-North in Lutz and BayCare Hospital Wesley Chapel, encourages women to schedule a mammogram. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women.
Getting a mammogram screening is the best way to detect breast cancer early. BayCare has imaging locations throughout Hillsborough and Pasco counties.
For more information or to schedule your mammogram screening, visit ItsInOurHands.org.
Breast Cancer Foundation
The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation will be the featured charity at the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office during the month of October.
The foundation’s main objectives are to advocate on behalf of patients, educate the public on all aspects of breast cancer, and to provide funds for research seeking new treatments and ultimately a cure for breast cancer.
Proceeds from the “End Breast Cancer” specialty tag promotion will go directly to the foundation. Additionally, customers can choose to use the voluntary check-off box on their registration form and donate directly to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. The tax offices also will accept cash donations at any of its five locations (visit PascoTaxes.com).
Online donations may be made through GovHub.com/fl-pasco/tc-gives/donate.
For information, contact Greg Giordano, assistant tax collector, at 727-847-8179.
For more about the foundation, visit FloridaBreastCancer.org, or call Cathy Cruz, marketing communications manager, at 305-631-2134.
New Gastroparesis tool
AdventHealth Dade City is the first hospital in Pasco County with the FDA-approved Enterra treatment for patients suffering from nausea and vomiting due to gastroparesis, a chronic condition that affects the stomach muscles and prevents proper stomach emptying, according to a news release.
Enterra acts as a pacemaker for the stomach and helps when the stomach muscles are not working properly, or at all, to digest food.
AdventHealth Dade City doctors are bringing attention to this condition, which can have several causes including type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, as well as post-surgical complications.
According to the International Foundation for Gastroparesis Disorders, approximately 10 men and 40 women have gastroparesis out of 100,000 people.
AdventHealth is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and compassionate care to its patients when it comes to managing and overcoming gastrointestinal disorders.
For more information, visit AHDadeCity.com.