Breast cancer is a concern for many across the country, and HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville is one of the many hospitals fighting back. They offer essential services to help fight the disease, as well as programs such as their Vicky Wagner Breast Cancer Assistance fund to help pay for it.
Timmerle Scholes, a mammography technologist at HSHS Good Shepherd, along with Glenda Plunkett, Marketing Director at the hospital both appeared as guests on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from our Downtown Shelbyville Studios. Scholes says getting screened for the cancer can significantly increase someones chances of survival.
Medical costs in the United States are on the rise, and Plunkett shared how HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital can assist patients with some of the various costs that insurance doesn’t.
Scholes and Plunkett also warned that although breast cancer primarily happens in women, men are still at risk of contracting the disease.