Registration is Now Open for Spring 2014 Classes

Registration is now open for spring 2014 classes at WWCC, UW, or USU. Spring classes start January 13, 2014.  Hurry in to the Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center to meet with Al Calmes and the WWCC staff or get online to register for classes at UW or USU.

Remember, if you need help filling out your FAFSA form for financial aid, contact Bonnie Straw at the Education Center.

Don’t put off your dream of going to college. You can start now, right here in Evanston, with the help of all of the resources at the Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center.

Call 307-789-5742, or stop in today at 1013 W. Cheyenne Drive.

It is time to start pursuing your dream!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Recap

As we start into November, here is a look back at some breast cancer facts we learned in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

    • Every two minutes, there is a new breast cancer diagnosis.
    • Every fourteen minutes, a life is lost to the disease.
    • Over 40,000 people will die this year; about 400 of them will be men.
    • Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50.  These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.
    • Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between ages 40 and 55.
    • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.
    • Eighty-five percent of all diagnoses have no family history.
    • Men can develop breast cancer.
    • Smoking may increase chances of developing breast cancer.
    • At this time, there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
    • The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 36 (about 3%).

Reduce Cancer Risk

  • Make Lifestyle changes:
    • Get at least four hours of exercise a week.
    • Keep a healthy weight, especially after menopause.
    • Limit alcoholic drinks to one per day.

The two biggest risk factors for developing breast cancer are being a woman and getting older.  Other factors include having children after the age of thirty-six or never having children, not breastfeeding your babies, or taking hormone replacement therapy.

When a woman turns forty, she should have a discussion with her physician about having a mammogram and how often to have one.  New guidelines can be confusing and being educated and informed is your best tool in decision making.

November is a month to work on men’s health initiatives.  Join in with Movember to see what you can do.

For any questions or concerns regarding cancer please contact the Cancer Resource office located at Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center.  

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