Parish Nurse

The Parish Nurse ministry at Prince of Peace helps to care for one another by attaining, maintaining and regaining the best possible whole person's wellness of body, mind and spirit.  The role of the Parish Nurse is a health counselor, referral source, and an advocate for an individual.  The Parish Nurse is a blend of professional nursing and spiritual caregiving.  The Parish Nurse visits members at the church and in their homes or care facilities.

Mary Hume was commissioned as the first Parish Nurse of Prince of Peace in July, 1999.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

Breast cancer may touch your life or the life of a loved one. It is good to have information on breast cancer, including the risks and warning signs. Early detection and treatment is important. 

1 in 6 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her life time, that is one person every 14 minutes in the Unites States. 

The 2 greatest risk factors include being a female and getting older. 

Breast cancer is not limited to females, in 2021 more than 500 men died of breast cancer. About 2,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2022. 

What to do:

            Know your risk – family history of breast cancer.

Get Screened – have mammogram yearly starting at the age of 40.

Know how your breast feel by doing monthly self-breast exams and report any changes that may occur.

Make healthy lifestyle choices – maintain healthy weight, limit alcohol and exercise regularly.

It is important to know your body and get regular check-ups.

 

 

 

 

 

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