SAN DIEGO–In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Kaiser Permanente San Diego teamed up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®to host the largest breast cancer screening clinic in San Diego County.
Kaiser Permanente officials say 484 women participated in mammography screenings at ten Kaiser Permanente locations throughout the county.
Senior Vice President and Executive Director for Kaiser Permanente San Diego, Mary Ann Barnes says “This day of cancer screenings embodies Kaiser Permanente’s high quality prevention programs and our commitment to the health and wellness of our patients. Today, we hope patients’ lives have been saved.”
Kaiser Permanente patients can walk in for a mammogram today at the following medical offices to participate in this record setting cancer screening event: Bonita, Bostonia, Carlsbad, Clairemont Mesa, Escondido, La Mesa, San Diego Medical Center, San Marcos, Otay Mesa, and Vandever.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®spokeswoman, Sandy Rabourne says “One out of eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. We know that mammograms save lives by detecting breast cancer early and encourage women to take charge of their breast health not just during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but monthly by performing monthly self-breast exams.”
The event set a World Record for the most mammograms in one day in multiple locations. The new World Record will be Kaiser Permanente San Diego’s 11th World Record since 2010 to prevent illness and promote health and well-being. The event was witnessed by an official Guinness Book of World Records adjudicator, who announced the reported final numbers at 3:30 p.m.