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Roane Medical Center to honor county's women Thursday

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Roane Medical Center, Harriman, will recognize the women of Roane County on Oct. 28 in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Area women are welcome to stop by the Women’s Center of Roane Medical Center for a free gift and tour of the facility.

The staff is also available to schedule mammograms for women still needing their annual exam.

The Women’s Center is at 307 Devonia St., Harriman.

Early detection is the key to a cure or successful treatment of breast cancer, one of the most common cancers in women in the United States.

The Women’s Center offers mammography screenings and breast ultrasounds to detect changes in breast tissue that is difficult to feel by hand.

If cancer cells are detected, the physician may choose to perform stereotactic biopsies.

A stereotactic breast biopsy requires a specialized mammography machine that helps guide the radiologist’s instruments to the abnormal growth site.

The Women’s Center of Roane Medical Center offers a comfortable atmosphere with private changing rooms for patients.

It is accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Food and Drug Administration.

Call 590-1511 for more about women’s services offered at Roane Medical.

Roane Medical Center, a member of Covenant Health, offers personalized patient care through medical and surgical services, emergency services, prevention programs, rehabilitation support and health education.

The hospital staff has extensive expertise in specialized services that include diagnostic imaging, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and many others.

Roane Medical Center also offers services through its subsidiaries, Emory River Senior Behavioral Health, RMC Patricia Neal Outpatient Center, and RMC Sleep Center.

Roane Medical Center, founded in 1939, aims to offer the right blends of technical expertise, medical professionalism and hometown values.