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Navicent Health promotes annual screenings with Mammogram Marathon

3-D technology at Navicent Health (Emily Swecker/ WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- On Thursday, Navicent Health continued its month-long celebration for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Mammagram Marathon.

The goal was to inspire as many women as possible to get screened because early detection is key to treating and beating the disease.

"There's no discrimination with breast cancer. It can happen to anybody. We have patients that are in their 20's, we have patients in their 90's so there's such a wide spectrum so the main thing to do is a self-breast check every month," said Teresa Vanhorne, who is a registered nurse and a breast cancer survivor. "So you want to be aware of what your body is like so that you know if there's any changes so that you can detect something early."

She credits her full recovery to early detection.

Events will continue on Monday with Pink Pool Power Aqua Fitness from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a Pink Alliance Survivor Support Group Birthday Celebration on Thursday at noon.

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