Christmas in October

By: Angelica Alvarez
By: Angelica Alvarez

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Instead of ornaments, a tree is decorated with names of those who are suffering or have died of breast cancer. As people contribute more names to the tree, the hope is that more people will realize the dangers of breast cancer.

Judy Murphy is the supervisor of the Women's Center and has some alarming numbers.

She said, "In Thomas County alone there are approximately 64,000 women between the ages of 40 and 64, and out of those women who should be having mammograms, only 7,366 women had actually had a mammogram.

Doctors also say if you feel you cannot afford a mammogram, there are ways to get financial assistance. Just contact your local women's clinic or health department and they'll have all the information you need.


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