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‘Pink Out’ colorfully calls attention to breast cancer

First-year dental hygiene students don pink gowns and masks in the Dental Hygiene Clinic to join the international movement to raise awareness of breast cancer each October.
First-year dental hygiene students don pink gowns and masks in the Dental Hygiene Clinic to join the international movement to raise awareness of breast cancer each October.
Second-year students, including this group, also took up the cause.
Second-year students, including this group, also took up the cause.

The Penn College student chapter of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (SADHA) sponsored a “Pink Out” on Wednesday in the college’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

All of the dental hygiene program’s students and faculty were encouraged to wear pink gowns and masks in the clinic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common (about 1% of cases diagnosed in the U.S.), according to the CDC.

Photos by Shawn A. Kiser, director of dental hygiene

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