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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

October 6, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Phoebe Putney Hospital is partnering with the city, county, and Water, Gas and Light to increase early breast cancer detection.

During a lunch and learn event this week, female employees will be taught about the value of self-breast exams. They'll also be able to participate in other early detection screenings for diabetes and high blood pressure.

About 300 women are expected to participate. Organizers say the more, the better because early detection is the best protection against breast cancer.  Darrell Sabbs said, "We think it's important to go upstream and catch women and me and put them in the awareness of how important it is for early detection of any possible chronic diseases. It helps with costs, it helps with disease management and so it's important for us to do it."

October is breast cancer awareness month. The event will be Thursday from 11 AM until 1:00 PM at the Government Center. It is free to city, county. and WG&L workers.

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