Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The hands raised in the photo above is in response to: raise your hand if you know someone who has been impacted by breast cancer. With 1 in 8 women in the US to develop breast cancer in her lifetime, it is crucial that we do not delay screenings and the care we need. Breast Cancer Awareness Month looked different due to COVID-19 this year, yet our community still came together in powerful ways to to connect, support, and honor those impacted by cancer.
To make a gift to support those impacted by cancer - or honor a loved one - donate here.
Pink Up the Port Photo Contest
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, help raise awareness and promote prevention in the 7th Annual Pink Up the Port Photo Contest.
COVID-19 has resulted in many people putting off getting their routine mammograms. It’s more important than ever to schedule your annual mammogram and encourage other to get screened – because cancer doesn’t wait. With many infection control and safety measures in place, we are ready to provide the care and screening you need.
All women are at risk for developing breast cancer, and this risk increases with age. Like many types of cancer, the earlier breast cancer is detected, the better the outcome. Schedule your mammogram at one of our three locations:
- Newburyport: 25 Highland Avenue
- Amesbury: 24 Morrill Place
- Haverhill: PMA Medical Office Building, One Park Way
Schedule your mammogram today: 978-834-8210
Please note: Due to infection control restrictions, walk-in appointments are not available at this time.
Listen to Stories
Seanna’s Story. Knowing her family history, Seanna started conversations with her doctors early and had her first mammogram when she was in her mid-30’s. A small change was noticed when Seanna was 47 - breast cancer which was detected through a routine mammogram.
Carol’s Story. Living proof that people can survive long after their cancer journey, Carol, now 84 and a woman of deep faith and conviction, has 20 years of survivorship after she noticed a lump under her armpit.
Joanna's Story. Like so many others, the YWCA Encore program helped form friendships and supportive bonds that helped Joanna build her physical and emotional strength while connecting to a broader network of survivors.
Our community is blessed to have many local resources to find complementary therapies, support and community. AJH proudly partnered with many of these organizations in October to provide activities - but these wonderful resources are available year-round: