Published: Sun, October 14, 2018
Health Care | By Gwendolyn Kim

Breast Cancer Screening For Early Detection

Breast Cancer Screening For Early Detection

This will be the sixth year that Blenz has donated 100 per cent of this day's drip coffee sales to the Canadian Cancer Society's breast cancer research and advocacy.

Peplinski says mammograms are the best tool available to discover cancers early when they are the easiest to treat.

As a new business in the community, Larson says it feels great to be a part of such an incredible cause.

Like most people, we have had friends and family battle cancer. It is open Monday- Friday starting at 9 a.m. and Saturday starting at 8 a.m.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Naval Hospital Pensacola is taking the opportunity to educate patients about the dangers of breast cancer and the importance of getting checked.

I tremble to think about what could have happened if I had not had that annual checkup. "They will also be taught how to examine their own breasts", Norbal said.

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If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years.

"We try to be more involved in our community to show that we are members of the community, so we have the same concerns that everyone else has, you know, we don't see ourselves different from our community", said Sargent Stephen Detz, Lititz Borough Police Department. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, to examine yourself, use the pads of your fingers and move around your entire breast in a circular pattern, moving from the outside to the center, checking the entire breast and armpit area, repeating the same procedure on the other breast.

"It is so incredibly important we do all we can to help support women and encourage them to get vital checks so we can make sure early detection rates increase".

While there may be ways in which the risk of developing breast cancer could be reduced, the key message in the fight against this disease is that early detection, through screening and recognising the symptoms, saves lives. Ultrasound may be used to determine whether a new breast lump is a solid mass or a fluid-filled cyst.

Just past year the SOMC Cancer Center opened its Breast Center addition on the lower level of the facility.

Moreover, a woman's risk of breast cancer doubles if she has a relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Before a breast MRI, you receive an injection of dye.

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