"Women’s Night Out" is Successful Breast Cancer Event

Lexington Medical Center’s 2009 “Women’s Night Out” on October 13th was a tremendous success. This sold out event at the Embassy Suites hotel in Columbia highlighted October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“Women’s Night Out is a celebration of breast cancer survivors,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of community relations at Lexington Medical Center. “It is our privilege to recognize and celebrate the brave individuals that face such challenges with grace, dignity and courage.”

There were exhibits featuring LMC physician practices that specialize in women’s services, a silent auction, dinner and a keynote speech.

This year’s speakers were Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker, stars of NBC’s long-running hit TV show “L.A. Law.”

Eikenberry, a breast cancer survivor, and Tucker are married. They talked about her experience with breast cancer and how it impacted their relationship. Proceeds benefit the Cancer Care Fund at Lexington Medical Center, which provides cancer services to patients in need.

Eikenberry and Tucker toured Lexington Medical Center before the event.

Statistics show that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Lexington Medical Center’s breast cancer program is nationally accredited by the American College of Radiology. Its services combine the latest technology with unsurpassed compassion.

Lexington Medical Center is using MammoSite Targeted Radiation Therapy, an innovative treatment that shortens treatment time and minimizes cosmetic changes. The hospital network has system-wide digital mammography, which can detect spots as small as a grain of sand. Lexington Medical Center offers “Five-Day Detection to Diagnosis,” which guarantees a doctor visit, tests, diagnosis and discussion of treatment options within five days of detecting a lump. And, Lexington Medical Center is home to Becky’s Place, a boutique that offers products including wigs, bras and prosthetics for women recovering from breast cancer.

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