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mammogramGive yourself a mammogram reminder

How effective is a mammogram in detecting breast cancer? According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is found early, before it spreads to other parts of your body, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99 percent! And most women will live a full life and never have a recurrence. Early detection and effective treatment are the reasons why breast cancer survival rates are so high.

Having a yearly screening mammogram is the best way to detect breast abnormalities early, when they are most treatable. For a free yearly mammogram reminder, fill out the simple form. Your mammogram reminder email will arrive at the beginning of the month of your yearly mammogram.

James HagenBoard Certified

James L. Hagan, MD, Medical Director of the Wound Healing Institute of Carolina at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, recently obtained the highest level of credentialing for a physician in wound care. Dr. Hagan became board certified in wound care by the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery (ABWMS).

Thomas PaxtonAward of Excellence

Thomas P. Paxton, MD, has been awarded the American Board of Cardiology Award of Excellence and Designation as Laureate of the American Board of Cardiology.
See why Dr. Paxton is the choice for real, personal healthcare >

Aaron GarrettIron Man Competitor

Aaron Garrett, DO, Emergency Medicine Physician, recently competed in the Iron Man competition on June 23 in Nice, France. The Iron Man competition consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a 26.2-mile run.

Christina MillhouseNew Physician

Welcome Christina Millhouse, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician
Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Residency: University of California Davis Medical Center

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