BHSU Cancer Awareness Day Event Promotes Prevention

Baptist Health Sciences University hosted a free Cancer Awareness Day event on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to help educate the community on the different types of cancer and how to reduce risks. The Radiation Therapy program at BHSU organized the event in collaboration with the Baptist Cancer Center.

The public enjoyed informative booths and exhibits from several BHSU programs, as well as crafts and an educational lung cancer inflatable. Baptist Cancer Center provided free lung cancer screenings, and the Baptist Mobile Mammography Unit offered mammograms.

Attendees learned about the latest cancer research developments, the importance of early detection and the many ways that cancer patients can receive support during their journey.

“I am thankful that the annual BHSU Cancer Awareness Day event has grown and continues to get support and participation,” said Lauren Brown, clinical coordinator of Radiation Therapy at BHSU. “Our goal is to get cancer prevention screenings and education out to as many members of the community as possible. Cancer is still the second leading cause of death in the U.S. This event would not be possible without the caring hearts and wonderful team that we have here at BHSU.”

Booths at BHSU Cancer Awareness Day Event

  • Baptist Cancer Center – Cancer education and screening, survivorship, nutrition and hematology/oncology
  • West Cancer Foundation – Information on the organization and services for local cancer patients
  • Colleges Against Cancer – Fundraising for Baptist Cancer Center patient assistance fund, which helps local cancer patients in need
  • Respiratory Care Program – Bronchoscopy education for lung cancer
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology Program – Cancer treatment in the nuclear medicine field
  • Medical Radiography Program – Medical radiography roles in cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Medical Laboratory Science Program – Cancer screening markers
  • Public Health Program – Cancer prevention education
  • Oncology Nurses Association – Skin cancer education
  • American Chemical Society – Cancer awareness crafts
  • Radiation Therapy Program – Crafts for local cancer patients and departments, educational posters for the highest-incidence cancer types and breast cancer education