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Tribal Health and Wellness News Clinic Staff Profile: Physician October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month I grew up in own goals Longview for healthy Breast Self Awareness and went to living. This is Whitman known as “self Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in College in Walla management.” women, but it can be successfully treated. Screening tests can fnd cancer Walla, so I’m a Your Healthcare early, when it’s most treatable. Washingtonian Provider can through and help you work Susan G. Komen for the Cure® recommends that you: through. out how you 1. Know your risk Driving down can accomplish - Talk to your family to learn about your family health history Highway 12 to these goals, but - Talk to your provider about your personal risk of breast cancer Oakville made they should be me feel like I “your” goals. 2. Get screened was “coming Lance Ray, MD - Ask your doctor which screening tests are right for you if you home.” I have Community Wellness These goals are at a higher risk worked with Physician should be set in - Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at Indian Health an atmosphere average risk Service and Tribal Clinics for the of trust and respect, and while - Have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years starting at past 5 years. I am thrilled to have goals may be similar for certain 20, and every year starting at 40 to opportunity to work with the conditions, each individual will Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center. fnd their own way of meeting 3. Know what is normal for you them. Why meeting these goals is See your health care provider right away if you notice any of Following college, I went to Tulane important to that person should be these breast changes: University Medical School and was discussed, as well as how to deal - Lump, hard knot or thickening a US Navy Flight Surgeon where with barriers that we all fnd can - Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening I was the family doctor to a Naval make it harder for us to get there. - Change in the size or shape of the breast Air Station and two squadrons of - Dimpling or puckering of the skin helicopter pilots and crews and their I look forward to meeting the - Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple families. So I have always been a community members, and to - Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast family doctor at heart. working hard for you as part of your - Nipple discharge that starts suddenly Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center’s - New pain in one spot that doesn’t go away Healthcare is best received when excellent team. each individual can set their 4. Make healthy lifestyle choices Flu Shots Have Arrived! - Maintain a healthy weight - Add exercise into your routine The Wellness Center now has fu shots available for adults and children. - Limit alcohol intake Prior to receiving a fu shot, you must be registered with the Wellness For more information on Breast Cancer please visit: Center. To register, bring your insurance card, driver’s license, and social security At the Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center the SPIPA’s Native Women’s card to Deb Shortman in Eligibility (located at the Wellness Center). Once Wellness Program has women’s health provider Chris Knutson. She is registered, you can make an appointment for your fu shot. available on Tuesday’s from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. *Shasta and most other insurances cover the costs of the fu shot with no Christina Hicks, outreach worker for the program, is also available for more co-pay. information and events. You can make your women’s health examination Wellness Center Phone Number: 360-273-5504 appointment by calling the CTWC at 360-273-5504. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you! Cassey Jankowiak RN, BSN; Clinical Registered Nurse Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center Email: Page 4   
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