Published: Sat, October 07, 2017
Medicine | By Melba Vasquez

Munson Medical Center Hosts October Events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Munson Medical Center Hosts October Events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Ten per cent of all profits from the marathon will be donated to Breast Cancer Care to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month which runs throughout October.

She said, "It is not true that the more you suck a woman's breast it prevents the risk of getting breast cancer".

The American Cancer Society recommends women over 20 years of age perform breast self-examinations every month; women between 20-39 have a clinical breast exam every three years; and women older than 40 have a clinical breast exam and mammogram every year.

Putting all the pink hype aside, the stark reality is one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.

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Vice President Nez encouraged others to pursue healthier lifestyles to fight against breast cancer. In the past, purchasing life insurance for anyone that had survived cancer was often fiscally prohibitive, but thanks to substantial advancements in treatment and screening, we've seen the number of breast cancer survivors that can obtain life insurance rise significantly. Today, we were joined by Dr. Benjamin McQuaide, who explained the importance in diagnosing breast cancer at an early stage.

Approximately 40,000 American women and men die from metastatic breast cancer every single year. In Kentucky, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women.

Yet, it is important to remember that along with these sobering statistics there is also some good news to report: the mortality rate for breast cancer is on the decline and has been for some time. We could not be more excited to continue this partnership with the American Cancer Society for the fourth straight year.

"Mostly it is the sisterhood of feeling connected with each other and the common experience of breast cancer, but also allow them to stay on top of what we are finding and recommendations we want them to know", said Dr. Shelby Terstriep, Roger Maris Cancer Center.

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In fact, as stated by the National Cancer Institute, "Of all breast cancers detected by screening mammograms, up to 54 percent are estimated to be results of overdiagnosis".

Courtney Force has unveiled a special pink Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car she will drive in Dallas and Las Vegas as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Proceeds will benefit the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Diagnostic and Treatment Fund.

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