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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Every night in October, Ascension Seton said its hospitals would be glowing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Ascension Seton said it would serve as a reminder for women to get regular mammograms.
The hospitals that will glow pink this month include:
- Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin
- Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas
- Ascension Seton Hays
- Ascension Seton Williamson
- Ascension Seton Bastrop
- Ascension Seton Edgar B Davis
- Ascension Seton Smithville.
“One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes,” Ascension Seton said. “Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the second leading cause of death among women in the U.S.”
According to Ascension Seton, early diagnosis helps increase survival chances.
“Do not delay annual screenings, as early detection is critically important to the best breast cancer outcomes,” Ascension Seton said.