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TV News Reporter’s Breast Cancer Story Highlights Importance of Early Detection

Every now and then, Lexington Medical Center has the opportunity to share the stories of our patients with our community. One of them is Mary Nguyen Bright, who is receiving treatment for breast cancer at our hospital. Mary has undergone chemotherapy, surgery and now radiation at Lexington Medical Cancer Center.

You may recognize her. For many years, she was a news reporter at WLTX, the CBS affiliate TV station in Columbia.

Doctors diagnosed Mary with breast cancer earlier this year, when she was just 40 years old.

She shared her story with her former WLTX colleague, news anchor Darci Strickland, at our hospital this month. During October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mary wants women to know the importance of early detection.

At Lexington Medical Center, we believe no one should face cancer alone. It’s our fight, too. And we want to provide our patients with exceptional care that results in the best possible outcomes.

Women’s Night Out 2015

More than 900 people attended Women’s Night Out this year to celebrate breast cancer survivors and their families. The event included physician exhibits, a silent auction, fashion show featuring clothes from Belk, dinner and a keynote address by Leeza Gibbons. Proceeds benefit the Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund at Lexington Medical Center, which helps breast cancer patients in need. Here are some of our favorite photos from Women’s Night Out.

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Women’s Night Out!

Each October, Lexington Medical Center hosts Women’s Night Out, an event that honors cancer survivors and their families. It features a silent auction, signature cocktail, fashion show, dinner and talk. This year, the keynote speaker will be Irmo native Leeza Gibbons. The topic will be caregiving. Barbara Willm, Lexington Medical Center Vice President of Development and Community Relations, spoke about the event on WLTX. Check out her interview below. For more information on Women’s Night Out or to buy tickets, click here.