Published: Fri, October 05, 2018
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Bibb County Health Department offers free clinical breast exams

Bibb County Health Department offers free clinical breast exams

King studied more than 1,500 families in which multiple members were affected by breast cancer.

Dr. Lee also said, that when caught early, breast cancer can be very treatable and survivable. They give physicians breast images that are, as the name implies, three dimensional, and therefore seen from several different angles.

The effort is to educate the public on the dangers of delaying in seeking prompt treatment of the disease. A portion of the proceeds from the badges will be donated to The Rose, a foundation whose mission is to reduce deaths from breast cancer by providing access to screening, diagnostics and treatment services to any woman regardless of her ability to pay.

According to Founder of Peace.Love.Pirates.Cure, Georgia Childs, associate director for CRW, this was a health fair-styled event to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

According to the health department, each year, almost 41,000 women and 450 men in the United States die from breast cancer. "Certain lifestyle changes provide significant benefits to lower a women's risk of getting breast cancer regardless of where she lives", he said.

Monday marked the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but today you'll start to see even more pink around town in honor of the cause.


"There is no other risk reducing modality that we have in 2018 that is as effective as mastectomy", said Dr. Shayne.

"For such and all other women, early detection is key and we as professionals and advocates should teach and encourage women to self-examine and ask for assistance to ensure early detection of breast cancers to enable best treatment outcomes".

Over 70 percent of breast cancer cases occur in women over the age of 50. Hudson said students have the ability to prevent a lot of cancers. Satterwhite's sister is a breast cancer survivor, and he's aiming to raise $10,000 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a branch of the American Cancer Society. During a screening mammogram, dense breasts may mask an underlying cancer, making it more hard to detect; however, many cancers are detected on mammograms even if dense breast tissue is present.

And while being free of a family history of breast cancer is reassuring, most women who develop breast cancer have no family history of the disease.

Norwalk first announced its partnership with MSK late a year ago.

This move to sharing breast density information with all women in BC follows the completion of an external review which looked at the reporting of breast density as part of the screening process. If you are unclear about your risk factor, please have a discussion with your primary care doctor about undergoing a breast cancer risk assessment.

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