For more information, visit the Women’s Only website. For women with a personal or family history of breast cancer, Premier Health offers high risk breast centers with specialized nurses, genetic counselors and other breast health experts to develop a personalized plan to meet each woman’s unique needs.
There are software-based risk assessment models that estimate a woman’s lifetime risk for developing breast cancer. About 8 years ago, my wife Mary Pat was diagnosed with a rare and highly aggressive form of breast cancer.
“I’m really thankful that I’m here to encourage persons to be proactive in overcoming breast cancer, I hope in a next few years the cure will be found and the next generation won’t have go through this”, she told the OBSERVER ONLINE. These wonderful events are not only successful in raising funds to FIGHT breast cancer, but in bringing a community together in the FIGHT.
Investigators noted the steep declines in breast cancer death rates since 1989 have been attributed to both improvements in treatment and early detection by mammography.
Approximately 40,000 American women and men die from metastatic breast cancer every single year. “All Kentucky women should talk to their healthcare provider about breast cancer to ensure they are getting the screenings they need for long-term health”.
Bealls stores recently announced a month-long, statewide partnership with the American Cancer Society during the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign that runs throughout “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, Oct. 131.
Men do not get breast cancer: Myth. For the non-scientist, it’s important to also understand where the information is coming from. Mammograms can often find or detect breast cancer when it is small and even before a lump can be felt. Since 1991, the Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program has performed over 318,228 screening mammograms, identifying at least 2,418 invasive breast cancers.
Allen Linton is a breast health specialist at the North Mississippi Medical Center Breast Care Center.