This month we have been following the stories of women who have been affected by breast cancer. In this first edition of this series we met Claire a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant. In the second issue in this series we take a different and very frank look about what it can be like to find out that you have breast cancer and some of the common things that women experience after treatment.
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If you have not yet scheduled your mammogram for this year and you are over 40 or have a high risk of breast cancer and under 40 please schedule your appointment for evaluation and mammogram order here.
ARE YOU AT RISK?
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Women with the following characteristics have been found to have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.
- Increasing age (especially older than 55)
- Genetic factors (think about your family history)
- Personal history of benign breast disease
- Previous chest irradiation
- Lifestyle factors (diet & amount of exercise along with weight along with other factors)
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment about what you can do to lower your risk factors for breast cancer please schedule here.