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Women’s Night Out 2019

More than 800 people attended Women’s Night Out on Tuesday night, the Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s annual event honoring breast cancer survivors and their families. It included a silent auction, exhibit with Lexington Medical Center clinicians, dinner, a keynote speaker and fashion show with models who are breast cancer survivors.

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Proceeds from Women’s Night Out benefit the Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Campaign for Clarity through the Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund. The capital campaign is close to reaching its goal of raising enough money to provide 3-D mammography throughout the hospital’s network of care. 3-D mammography can detect cancerous tumors in the breast as small as 2 millimeters.

To donate to the Campaign for Clarity, or to learn more about Lexington Medical Center Foundation programs and initiatives, visit LMCFoundation.com.

Detecting A 5mm Tumor with 3-D Mammography

Delores Stamper is a well-known face at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia. Last year, doctors at Lexington Medical Center discovered a 5mm tumor in her left breast during a 3-D mammogram. The advanced technology helped find Delores’s breast cancer before she ever would have felt a lump. She shares her story and advocates for 3-D mammography in this WLTX “Buddy Call” report with news anchor Darci Strickland.

Support Groups for Breast Cancer Patients

Lexington Medical Center offers a number of support groups for patients with cancer. Meeting with fellow cancer patients and families can help alleviate stress and depression, and educate families about their cancer journey. The support groups are also free for anyone to attend, even if they did not receive their cancer treatment at Lexington Medical Center.

The first group is called “Coping with Cancer Together.” It’s for anyone diagnosed with cancer and meets at the hospital on Wednesday mornings.

The second group is “Sharing Hope.” It’s for women with recurrent or metastatic breast cancer. With the group run by a Lexington Medical Center breast cancer nurse navigator, patients gather and draw support from others.

This month, WLTX came to a Sharing Hope meeting to learn more about how the group helps patients. Here is the story.

To learn more about “Coping with Cancer Together” and “Sharing Hope,” click here.

Lexington Medical Center offers other support groups, too. To learn more about them, click here.