Did you know that next year, more than 200,000 women will get breast cancer? Scary, isn’t it? But there is something you can do.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and a perfect reminder that early detection can save lives. Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if more women and their health care providers took advantage of these tests.

Get in touch with your doctor today to set up a mammogram. It’s especially important because these screenings may find tumors too small to feel.

And if you can’t afford a screening mammogram, Waldo County General Hospital is offering free screening mammograms for women who can’t afford one Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. Call 338-9366 for more information or to schedule your appointment.