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Breast health center offers Utahans breast reconstructions

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

For women who live in or around Salt Lake City, Utah, a new breast health institute is now open, offering those with cancer the opportunity to pursue diagnosis, treatment and breast reconstruction in the same location.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on May 26th marking the grand opening of the Breast Care Center at Jordan Valley, according ABC 4 Salt Lake City. Mayor Melissa Johnson and members of the West Jordan Chamber of Commerce attended, the news source reported.

After the opening festivities, all women in attendance were offered free manicures, pedicures and massages as part of Ladies Night, a celebration that included a speech by cancer survivor Tami Boehmer, whose memoir, From Incurable to Incredible, deals with the journey from diagnosis to recovery.

Its official website states that the center offers a wealth of care and treatment options to women with the disease, including Initial screening exams, mammograms, biopsies, breast-conserving mastectomies, breast reconstructions, genetic testing, counseling and instructional services.

One in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Comprehensive Breast Care Center Opens at Jordan Valley Medical Center. ABC 4 Salt Lake City. May 23, 2011. http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/gtu/story/Comprehensive-Breast-Care-Center-Opens-at- Jordan/VGcSXTwS0k204px5CikNdw.cspx Accessed May 24, 2011.

Jordan Valley Medical Center. http://www.jordanvalleymc.com/services/breast/ Accessed May 24, 2011.

SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Breast. National Cancer Institute. http://www.seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/breast.html Accessed May 24, 2011.

Extract: For women who live in or around Salt Lake City, Utah, a new breast health institute is about to open, offering those with cancer the opportunity to pursue diagnosis, treatment and breast reconstruction in the same location.

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