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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

Presented by Michelle O'Shea, M.D., breast surgeon with Mountainside Medical Group and Mountainside Medical Center, the workshop will highlight the latest treatment options for women and men.

Every dollar raised helps the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support.

Black women in the Bahamas get Breast Cancer two decades earlier and usually two stages later than most women elsewhere in the world.

Breast Cancer has affected thousands of women and their families in The Bahamas.

He indicated, "When we talk about Breast Cancer awareness, understand that a lot of the stuff you see on the internet, a lot of the recommendations for screening doesn't really apply to Bahamian women".

Almost 250,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Since 2001, Floyd Medical Center has focused on breast health awareness month in October and the Standard Journal is helping to spread their message of hope. Genetic testing and counseling are offered for those who may be at risk due to family history, and the program's compassionate, skilled specialists will help those at high risk make informed choices and take proactive, preventive steps.



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