October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Payne Auto Group is taking part in this annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease by launching the Payne Cares initiative.
For every test drive happening this month at all our Payne PreOwned locations, we will be donating $25 to the American Cancer Society towards breast cancer research.
Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the breast and can be found in both women and more rarely, in men. For every 1000 women screened through a mammogram, 100 will require a follow-up visit to investigate further and, on the average, 61 of the 1000 will find something wrong. 20 out of the 1000 will need a second mammogram in 6 months and 19 of the 1000 will need a minimally invasive needle biopsy. 5 out of the 1000 will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is important that every woman gets checked as part of their wellness exam yearly after the age of 40.
Here a few resources to learn more about breast cancer and breast cancer awareness month:
Please also stay informed of your local hospitals and resources they have available:
South Texas Health System | McAllen
956 632 4000
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance | Edinburg
956 362 2229
Knapp Medical Center | Weslaco
956 968 8567
Valley Regional Medical Center | Brownsville
956 350 7000
Valley Baptist Medical Center | Harlingen
956 389 1100
Harlingen Medical Center | Harlingen
956 365 1000
Starr County Memorial Hospital | Rio Grande City
956 487 5561
Mission Regional Medical Center | Mission
956 323 9000
Rio Grande Regional Hospital | McAllen
956 632 6000