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Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital’s Free Breast Health Awareness Health Event

Willowbrook, TX - 10/9/2013

Bring someone you love to the Paint the Night Pink! free breast health awareness event at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital on Tuesday, October 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Join physicians for a breast health panel discussion and Q & A, enjoy a strolling dinner and live music, and take a tour of the Breast Imaging Center. You also can meet the diagnostic breast navigator, learn how to identify a lump, and schedule a screening mammogram. The event will be held in the conference center on the first floor of the hospital, which is located at 18220 State Highway 249 in Houston. The event is free. Call 281-737-2500 to register. Attendees also will receive a special gift.

After non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. More than 211,000 women are diagnosed with the disease each year and nearly 41,000 die from it1. To help women learn more about breast health, Houston Methodist Willowbrook physicians who will be available to answer questions at the event include:

  • Anna Belcheva, M.D., Medical Oncology and Hematology, Medical Director, Infusion Center
  • Anthony Echo, M.D., Plastic Surgeon, Specializing in Breast Reconstruction
  • Rafael Lugo, M.D., FACS, Minimally Invasive General Surgeon, Breast Surgery
  • Kathleen Shadle, M.D., Radiation Oncology, Medical Director, Houston Methodist Cancer Center

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital offers comprehensive medical care for breast cancer patients at the Houston Methodist Cancer Center, on the hospital campus. The hospital’s Radiation Oncology department is dedicated to offering cutting-edge treatment options by utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and nationally renowned physicians and staff to provide cancer services in a spiritual and compassionate environment. The award-winning Breast Imaging Center is committed to expanding access to women throughout Northwest Houston. The newly designed center now features two ultrasound machines and weekend and same day appointments are available. For more information about breast cancer services at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, visit houstonmethodist.org/willowbrook. To schedule a mammogram, call 281-737-1900.

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About Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, which is part of Houston Methodist. The facility opened on December 18, 2000. The campus has expanded in Northwest Houston to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the community.

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has received its chest pain and stroke accreditations, performs complex surgeries such as neurosurgery and open heart, and focuses on women and children in its new Women’s & Children’s Pavilion. Utilizing the latest research and state-of-the-art technology, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has become the leader in orthopedic care in Northwest Houston. For more information on the comprehensive services available on the Houston Methodist Willowbrook campus, please visit houstonmethodist.org/willowbrook. To find a physician, call 281-737-2500.

1http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/statistics/