The month of October recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness
"Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men get breast cancer, too. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer and can spread to other areas." (American Cancer Society) The American Cancer Society screenings recommendations for women at average breast cancer risk "These guidelines are for women at average risk for breast cancer. For screening purposes, a woman is considered to be at average risk if she doesn’t have a personal history of breast cancer, a strong family history of breast cancer, or a genetic mutation known to increase risk of breast cancer (such as in a BRCA gene), and has not had chest radiation therapy before the age of 30. (See below for guidelines for women at high risk.) Women between 40 and 44 have the option to start screening with a mammogram every year. Women 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. Women 55 and older can switch to a mammogram every other year, or they can choose to continue yearly mammograms. Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live 10 more years or longer. All women should understand what to expect when getting a mammogram for breast cancer screening – what the test can and cannot do." (American Cancer Society)
PA Breast Cancer Coalition
Our donations this week will go to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition! Learn more about the organization at https://www.pabreastcancer.org/about-us/#.W7ZtSGjYqUk. If you are interested in donating any funds to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, please drop off funds in the collection bin in the office from Friday 10/5 to Thursday 10/11.
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