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It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Do You Know How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam?

by Laura Klein, M.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Breast Center and Tihesha Wilson, Assistant Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Breast Center

Posted on October 11, 2016

October is a month that is known for pumpkin picking, hayrides and beautiful fall foliage. The month is also synonymous with breast cancer awareness and features walks, fundraisers and nationwide comradery to raise awareness, as well as funds, to beat the disease. This cause is as important as ever with approximately 1 in 8 women in the United States developing invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. 
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Changing Philosophy of Caring for Patients

by Dr. Laura Klein, breast surgeon and Medical Director, and Tihesha Wilson, breast surgeon and Assistant Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Breast Center

Posted on October 15, 2015

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime and about 40,000 women will die from the disease. These statistics may sound alarming, but with advancements in the early detection of breast cancer and improved treatment for women diagnosed with the disease, survival rates are increasing.  According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. 
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—Are You Overdue for Your Mammogram?

by Laura Klein, M.D., Medical Director of The Valley Hospital Breast Center

Posted on October 1, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and if you are overdue for your mammogram, this serves as the perfect reminder to make an appointment today.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12 percent) women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society.
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