Breast Cancer Awareness Month returns to Southwest Florida

Breast Cancer Awareness Month returns to Southwest Florida

Breast Cancer Awareness Month returns to Southwest Florida

It has grown into a month long dedication to raising awareness for promoting women's health as related to breast cancer. Our Genius 3D Mammography exam is the only mammogram that detects 20 to 65 percent more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women, but in many cases, it can be treated if caught early.

One way we can help raise money for breast cancer research in our community is by participating in the Real Men Wear Pink event. The stamps may also be purchased by phone, 800-STAMP-24 (800-782-6724), or online here.

Not Just October offers several programs and services for women in Northeast Ohio in an effort to alleviate some of the stresses that result from having breast cancer. They braved the elements for the Paint the Town Pink breast cancer awareness walk at the Mo'ikeha Building.

Briana Schwarz, a Regional director of Sharsheret (a national non-profit organization) in Florida, said that, "Since Sharsheret's founding in 2001, we have been proud to partner with JCCs, synagogues, Jewish Family Services and other agencies to raise awareness about breast cancer in the Jewish community". Das has been spreading awareness about breast cancer by visiting various places.

Studies have shown that anxiety about the pain and discomfort of mammograms inhibit some women from undergoing routine mammogram screenings.

Spacewalking astronauts making repairs on International Space Station in October
The second and third spacewalks will concentrate on the lubrication of the LEE and the installation of a pair of external cameras. One LEE is connected to the ISS by attaching the arm to the station; the other is extended into space and grabs the objects.

Since July 1, LCHD has had two women diagnosed with breast cancer. All support group events are open to current cancer patients and survivors, their caregivers and supporters, as well as anyone interested in learning about cancer.

As if it were a twisted game of duck duck goose, cancer can tap anyone at any time, often without so much as a warning. Over the years we have developed a very intimate relationship with Vitas House and we look forward to going on the road with them every October to help spread the message about the importance of early detection.

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the US, after skin cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Matthew Martinez, a firefighter who works alongside Frediani, said breast cancer is always on his mind after his grandmother and some of her sisters passed away from cancer. He said at first doctors didn't diagnose his mother with breast cancer although "something didn't feel right to her".

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