Season's Greetings from BCDC
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October fundraisers and 
  November Thanksgivings! 

Thank you Splash & Dash!

And thank you to all of our friends in the Fairbanks area that helped Splash & Dash surpass their goal by getting the lava wash during the month of October!  The team at Splash & Dash raised $25,365 for BCDC last month, more than doubling their total raised last year.  Thank you!
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Thank you to all of the organizations that supported BCDC during the month of October with fun and inspiring activities!


BCDC now takes Self-Requesting Patients

The goal of the Breast Cancer Detection Center is to assure that everyone will have access tot he screening procedures that are key to the early detection of breast cancer.  It is due to our commitment to provide the best care possible to as many Alaskans as possible that we are now offering screening mammograms to self-requesting patients without a referral form.  This is ONLY possible if the patient is able to provide then name of a practiotioner who is willing to receive the results.

Additionally, patients wishing to self request for their mammograms must meet the following conditions:

  • No requirement for referral by your insurer, i.e. Tricare
  • Aged 40 or Over
  • No personal history of breast cancer
  • No recent personal history of abnormal mammograms
  • No current breast issues or concerns


Volunteer Spotlight:

Marcellne Deering

My name is Marcellne Deering and my husband and I came to Fairbanks Alaska in 1991.  We have since had two boys and wandered this great state extensively.  Neither of us can imagine living any where else.  

BCDC is always recommended by my doctor at the annual exam.  I am at very low risk of finding a problem but I do follow my doctor's directives.  After my visit, while checking out at BCDC, I saw the words at the bottom of the page that asked if I would like to volunteer.  It was too easy to just say yes!
I started volunteering for cancer awareness long before I personally lost anyone to it.  A couple of years ago a co-worker was hit very quickly and lost within a year.  Right now I have several friends that are in different stages of treatment for breast cancer.  Friends I have had before my work at BCDC.  Friends that didn't get checked annually.  Friends that never thought they should be concerned with self examinations.  Friends that when the cancer was caught it was too late to save their breasts and almost themselves.

When I tell people I volunteer, they always smile when I tell them BCDC; it has an excellent reputation and is highly thought of.  Most people immediately jump to the conclusion that I must be a cancer survivor. I am one of the fortunate that has no family history of cancer and my risk is low.  I support and fight for cancer research because too many others out there can't.

BCDC is under construction!

Before the snow fell, construction began to remodel one wing of the BCDC building.  This lovely new space, in close proximity to the hospital, is available for lease. There are three rooms for use as office or exam room space,a separate business office and reception area with a separate entrance. Contact 479-3909 for more details.
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