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When fighting left-breast cancer, who's looking out for your heart?
Radiation is highly effective in fighting breast cancer. But when cancer is in the left breast, studies show that the proximity of your heart makes radiation-induced heart disease a serious risk.

To help make sure your heart is as far from the radiation as possible, the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Port Huron uses AlignRT which monitors thousands of points on your skin to ensure you are in the correct position. If you move during treatment, the radiation is automatically stopped until you are back in position.

Breast Cancer Awareness

McLaren Port Huron Breast Cancer Awareness

Partnering to fight breast cancer together

Women in Need

We believe every woman needs to be educated and empowered to fight breast cancer. To help local women do just that, many local businesses teamed up and organized a variety activities last fall. The participation was phenomenal and the proceeds enabled 84 women to receive free breast health services at McLaren Port Huron hospital.  Free mammograms and other health screenings are provided to women in St. Clair and Sanilac Counties. 

Donna Niester

One of the funding sources for Women in Need is the Donna Niester Breast Cancer Fund. The fund, named for Donna Niester, a local CPA and healthcare advocate, supports programs that create awareness about breast cancer, provides assistance to women with breast cancer and helps pay for diagnostic test or treatments. The fund is supported through private donations and charitable efforts that take place in the community.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

Free Mammograms

Throughout the month of October, McLaren Port Huron Women’s Wellness Place offers free mammograms for women who are without insurance and who have never had a mammogram or are in need of an annual screening mammogram. A physician order is required. To schedule an appointment or for more information call McLaren Port Huron Women’s Wellness Place at (810) 985-2663.

Cancer Support Group for Women

Women are invited to attend a support group to help cope with the struggles that cancer can bring. All are welcome, whether you are newly diagnosed or need support during or after treatment. Meets the second Tuesday of each month.

    Tuesday, October 10, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    McLaren Port Huron Jefferson Building
    1320 Washington Ave., Port Huron, MI 48060

Bowling For Boobies

This fun event by 96.9 WBTI raises money for the Free Mammogram Fund at McLaren Port Huron. Hang out with WBTI DJs, bowl, and have a great time!

    Friday, October 20, 7 p.m.
    Zebra Bar
    522 Quay St., Port Huron, MI 48060
    Cost: $20 per person (includes 2 games and shoe rental) Register at

Look Good, Feel Better

This program teaches techniques to people undergoing cancer treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. This program is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association. To register, call the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345.

    Thursday, October 26, 1 – 3 p.m.
    McLaren Port Huron Jefferson Building
    1320 Washington Ave., Port Huron, MI 48060

Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts

Don’t miss out on your very own shirt designed by RadioFirst! On sale at McLaren Port Huron Women’s Wellness Place and during the Bowling for Boobies event. Cost: $10

For more information and activities throughout the month of October, follow us on Facebook (McLarenPortHuron)!