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TMH Dedicates Breast Center

By: Ilyssa Trussel
By: Ilyssa Trussel

They're going high-tech in hopes of saving lives. Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare dedicates a building for breast cancer detection.

The Sharon Ewing Walker Center will have the first digital mammography unit in the area.

The state of the art facility is named in honor of Sharon Ewing Walker, a Tallahassee resident who lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this year.

"After she died I thought this would be a great way to celebrate her life is to bring new cutting edge technology to Tallahassee through a digital mammography unit," says her husband, Claude Walker.

Walker's mother, a breast cancer survivor, is one of the people that's making sure the breast center will exist.

"This digital mammogram is one of the answers for young women, and that's what we're so excited about."

The new health center is expected to be completed in 2006. It'll eventually be moved to the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center.


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