CHRISTUS Ochsner hosts Chalk the Walk in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Published: Oct. 2, 2022 at 7:02 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick hospital partnered with local students in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by coloring the sidewalk of the Cancer Center with chalk today.

Dr. David Chang, MD is the hospital’s ‘Real Men Wear Pink’ ambassador. He wants to remind everyone to make sure you are up to date on your health care check ups.

“Specifically for mammograms, we know that all women 40 and older should consider routine screening mammograms, and depending on your exact personal history and family history you know that could be more often, that could bse less often, that’s why it’s a good idea to go to a primary care doctor,” Chang said.

He said since the events of 2020, there’s been a decline in the number of patients going to routine check-ups and therefore they’re missing out on important cancer screenings.