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34 - CAPE'GAZETTE; FHdy; Otr 17 J OcftB'd ', t9   ' Cancer Watch Tunnell Cancer Center holds cancer awareness tea Beebe Medical Center's com- prehensive cancer treatment facil- ity. the Tunnell Cancer Center, will hold a Breast Cancer Aware- ness Tea to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The tea will be held Wednes- day, Oct. 22, at the Robert and Eolyne Tunnell Cancer Center from 1 to 4 p.m. In its first 20 months of opera- tion, the Tunnell Cancer Center has brought a level of service to Sussex County for which resi- dents previously had to travel as far as Wilmington. As a result of opening of the center, patients can now receive radiation treatment and chemotherapy in one facility - an important boost for an increasing number of patients whose treat- ment program includes both. On an average day, about 35 people receive radiation treat- ments at the Tunnell Cancer Cen- ter. Since Beebe's chemotherapy program moved to its new loca- tion in the Tunnell Cancer Center, the number of patients using it has increased substantially. The state-of-the-art facility combines the latest in technology Biden bill designates Oct. 17 National Mammography Day The U.S. Senate has unani- mously adopted a resolution des- ignating Oct. 17, 1997, as Nation- al Mammography Day, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced last week. "This is an excellent way to remind women that mam- mography is the best means of early detection of breast cancer, and that early detection saves lives," said Biden. This is the fifth year that Biden's legislation, on Mammog- raphy Day has been adopted. Oc- : tober i s Breast Cancer Month, and 53 of Biden's Senate colleagues have joined in co-sponsoring the legislation. "I am also pleased that begin- ning in January, Medicare will be- gin paying for annual mammo-,, grams," Biden said. In the past, Medicare only covered the cost of mammograms every two years. Biden introduced legislation re- quiring the increased Medicare coverage and it became law as part of the recent budget package. "This will make a huge difference in the lives of older women. The risk of breast cancer increases sig- nificantly with age; a woman at age 70 has twice the risk of a woman at age 50," Biden said. Biden noted that mammograms can detect tiny cancers up to two years earlier than clinical exams or self-examinations. "That's why the American Cancer Society rec- ommends annual mammograms for all women40 or older," he said. Governor proclaims October Physical Therapy Month In acknowledgment of the nu- merous benefits of physical them- py and in recognition of the dedi- cated group of highly trained pro- fessionals who work in this healthcare field, Delaware Gov. Thomas R. Carper has proclaimed the month of October, 1997, as Physical Therapy Month. In urg- ing all Delawareans to recognize the contributions of physical ther- apy in promoting healthy lifestyles, the proclamation noted such benefits as returning people to employment; teaching people more efficient ways to move and use their bodies in ways that re- Burn that fat! How is fat burned during aer- obic exercise? In the initial steps of the exercise, glycogen is burned until that glycogen is used up. Then and only then do you start to burn fat and contin- ue to burn fat until you stop ex- ercising. Submitted by the YMCA duce stress, minimize and prevent injury; and helping people (with either permanent or temporary, chronic or acute disabilities) attain an optimum level of indepen- dence. Easter Seals' physical therapists contacted the governor's office to request the proclamation. Easter Seals has been offering physical therapy to children and adults since 1948. Easter Seals Rehabili- tation Centers are located in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. There, they provide physical ther- apy to people with a variety of dis- abilities including, but not limited to neck and back injury, stroke, brain and spinal cord injury, cere- bral palsy and other developmen- tal disabilities. Physical Therapy Month is a chance to remind people in our state of the benefits of physical therapy. It is also a terrific time to remind our Delaware neighbors that physical therapists work with other members of a rehabilitation team (occupational and speech/language pathologists) to help people with disabilities gain greater independence. of Rehobotb Beach ........... For nu3re infon'nation on physi- For more information, ca11227-8018 cal therapy and its benefits, call "The numbers for breast cancer are horrifying," Biden said. In this year alone, the American Cancer Society estimates that more than 180,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 43,000 will die from the disease." Biden said, "We don't have a cure yet. Right now early detec- tion is the weapon we have in the fight, and mammograms are the key to early detection. So I am pleased that the Senate has adopt- ed this resolution, helping to in- crease breast cancer awareness." NURSE MATES" V with a well-trained staff in a com- fortable setting designed to .put patients at ease. A testament to patient satisfac- tion in the facility is that 95 per- cent of the patients whose cancers are diagnosed at Beebe stay at the Tunnell Center for their treatment. About 100 patients a day visit the center. The public is invited to attend the Breast Cancer Awareness Tea. Nurses will be on hand to answer questions, teach breast self-exami- nation and distribute literature. Refreshments will be available. Boire's Hair Desi[ .1 & Day Spa Pedicures & Manicures by Heather McCabe Escape from stress and the ceres of the world with a pedicure by Heather McCabe. Heather offers your choice of spa or regular pedicure. 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