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Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

San Diego, California (NAPSI) - We all reflect on how the women in our lives are so important to  us and our families. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and the National  Breast Cancer Foundation are working together to raise awareness and  encourage all women to understand the importance of early detection of breast  cancer.

The partnership recently launched Images of Health, a campaign  designed to provide educational resources and support for breast cancer  patients, survivors and their loved ones.

Understanding Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States.  According to the National Cancer Institute, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed  with breast cancer in their lifetime. There is currently no known cure and  early detection is critical to survival.

“Fujifilm is committed to investing in research and developing innovative  imaging technologies that play a key role in the screening, detection and  diagnosis of breast cancer,” said NBCF founder and CEO Janelle Hail. “Their  support allows us to continue our mission—saving lives through early  detection and providing mammograms to those in need.”

One simple test. Powerful results.

A mammogram is an x-ray that allows a qualified specialist to examine the  breast tissue for any suspicious areas. Annual mammograms are typically  recommended for women over 40, or earlier for women who have a history of  breast cancer in their family.

“The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you  detect the disease in its early stages,” said Breast Cancer Survivor Betty  Dedon, product and marketing manager, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “Being  well-informed is important for understanding breast cancer. Images of Health  provides resources—including interactive tools and educational materials.”

Promoting Early Detection of Breast  Cancer

Throughout the month of May, participants are invited to “Like” Images of  Health on Facebook and encouraged to share an inspirational health story and  photo regarding a woman in their life for a chance to be entered in the  Fujifilm Images of Health Mother’s Day Photo Sweepstakes. Eligible entrants  will have an opportunity to win a red FUJIFILM FinePix JZ100 camera,  including a camera case and 4GB SD card or a pink FUJIFILM INSTAX™ Mini 8 and  INSTAX™ Mini Twin Film Pack, as well as a LIV® breast self-examination aid.  Approximate total value of all Sweepstakes prizes offered is $1,233.54.

Fujifilm is dedicated to promoting the early detection of breast cancer  through advances in digital mammography and through increased awareness.

For more information and for a Sweepstakes Entry Form, details and  Official Rules, visit www.facebook.com/imagesofhealth.