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“My wife and I have been going to [the] 9Health Fair for many years in several different towns in Colorado, so it plays a big part in our lives. In April of 2003, we went again to have our annual blood screening but this time mine came back a little different. My PSA number came in a little high with a suggestion to make an appointment with my doctor. With further evaluation I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I had no previous symptoms. I was given several options but at my age of 51, surgery was the best for me. As you can see 9Health Fair saved my life. My family and I are so grateful for the services available to all of our communities. 9Health Fair is great and I am looking forward to many more 9fairs.”

Greg Y.
9Health Fair participant since 2003

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Seven months after her father passed away from a heart attack, Mickie went to a 9Health Fair. Her blood screening results indicated that her cholesterol levels were high. She went to her doctor who referred her to a cardiologist. An angiogram showed a partial blockage in her artery. Since then, she has made important changes in her life – she is on medication, receives regular checkups and goes to 9Health Fair every year - except last year to attend her son’s wedding! She believes 9Health Fair helped save her life and prevented her from suffering a heart attack like her father.

Mickie O.
9Health Fair participant

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Women's Cancer Issues

9Health Topic of the Month for January 2011: Women's Cancer Issues

Leading cancers in women, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment (By The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)

 

Breast Cancer Resources:

Breast Cancer Basics and You (By the National Institutes of Health)

More Breast Cancer Information

Beating Breast Cancer

Cervical Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Resources:

Vaginal/Vulvar Cancer:

For more information about Women's Health Issues, please visit Women's Wellness Connection.


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