By Laura Ramsey
RACC’s Licensed Practical Nursing Program is taking time this month to honor Breast Cancer Awareness by educating the community.
On October 9th, RACC’s Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program honored Breast Cancer Awareness Month in their classes. The group organized the headline photo to help bring attention to the disease both on campus and in the community. The group spent the day educating people on prevention methods such as warning people to not skip their annual checkups to catch any possible abnormalities early on making them easier to treat and even possibly curable.
The LPN program works to make sure the community is safe and educated on cancer: “We feel it is important to give back to the community,” said the vice president of the LPN program, Jesus Tavarez, “so that the residents are aware of the resources out there to help prevent further medical conditions and to be educated on risk factors and warning signs that can lead to certain types of cancer.” The LPN program works to make sure everyone in the community keeps up with their healthcare provider and maintains a healthy lifestyle. Lifestyle risk factors that contribute to all types of cancers include aging, smoking, hormonal imbalance, sedentary lifestyle, excessive alcohol use, sun exposure, and poor diet.