Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

Created on: Friday, October 16, 2015
Author: New England Eye Center

 

“We may never understand illness such as cancer. In fact, we may never cure it. But an ounce of prevention is worth more than a million pounds of cure. – David Agus
 
At The LASIK and Advanced Cataract Center in Boston, Dr. Wu and her refractive team are not simply focused on vision correction. The team cares about every patient’s complete health and well-being. This month we want to remind you about the early detection of Breast Cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the united states, other than skin cancer. However, breast cancer is not limited to women. According to the American Cancer Society, the estimate for breast cancer in men in the United States for 2015 are this: About 2,350 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed and about 440 men will die from breast cancer. While breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among woman, it is still a real threat. Any type of mass or lump should not go untreated.
Unfortunately, while woman are becoming more and more in tune to early detection, men are not. Some men may find the discovery of a lump embarrassing and because this cancer is not common in men, there is currently no screenings or mammograms in place for the general male population.
That said, there is no arguing that delay in diagnosis will reduce chances for successful treatment. So your friends at New England Eye Center urge you to  please learn about early detection, symptoms,signs and healthy habits. Please visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org and www.cancer.org for more information.

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