On Thursday, Sept. 15, Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie will provide free Breast Cancer Risk assessments as part of the hospital’s first annual Cancer Resource Day.

The assessment will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon, at Baylor Medical Plaza, 1305 W. Jefferson Street, Ste. 200-A Conference room.

The assessment is part of a Cancer Resource Day, a partnership between the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Baylor Waxahachie to bring resources and information about cancer to Ellis County residents.

The Cancer Resource Day occurs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the same location as the risk assessment. The entire event is free to patients facing all types of cancer.

American Cancer Society representatives will be at the event to assist patients facing cancer with resources for both patient and family members.  Resources include free wigs, caps, turbans and scarves.

Participants can learn more about American Cancer Society’s programs and assistance with medication, transportation and financial assistance for qualified persons.

“Baylor Waxahachie wants to be a strong partner with American Cancer Society as our hospital team works to bring additional cancer services to our community,” says Jay Fox, president Baylor Waxahachie. “We already work with closely with the ACS, by sponsoring annual Relay for Life events in Waxahachie, Ennis and Midlothian.”

According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease. In the US, cancer accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths.

Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie provides acute medical care for residents of Ellis County and beyond and was recently named a 100 top hospital by Thomson Reuters based on their overall organizational performance in ten areas including: quality of care, patient satisfaction and financial performance.

For more information about the event you may contact Dana Walker at DanaWal@BaylorHealth.edu.