Friday Five – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
It’s October and that means it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the time of year when we see pops of pink around town, on billboards, social media, TV commercials and NFL players feet reminding us to support the cause. This week’s Friday Five highlights the latest in research, advice, and prevention.
Healthcare Upside/Down: Increasing and Improving Access to Mammography Screening with Don Levanty, JD and Jessica Turgon and host Dr. Nick.
Each week on Healthcare Upside/Down our own Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, discusses unfiltered perspectives on what’s working and what’s not in US healthcare with his guests. On this episode Dr. Nick chats with Don Levanty, JD and Jessica Turgon about some history of mammography and screening for breast cancer.
Be sure to tune in next week also for another excellent episode in honor of BCAM and Take Charge of Your Breast Health with Amy Patel, MD, Breast Radiologist.
Free Educational Guides
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (@NBCF) is dedicated to delivering comprehensive, educational information on breast health and healthy living. From understanding the importance of early detection, to knowing how to prepare for a mammogram, NBCF’s online resources and guides aim to empower women and men with useful information.
Talking openly about breast health can be hard, but it has the power to save lives. Download our free eBook, How to Talk About Breast Health, to get the conversation started: https://t.co/Exo4BvGXXE #RISEforBCAM pic.twitter.com/nqo6A1j4Bs
— NBCF (@NBCF) October 12, 2022
What Doctors Wish Patients Knew about Breast-Cancer Prevention
The American Medical Association’s What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™ series provides physicians with a platform to share what they want patients to understand about today’s health care headlines.
In this installment, Jill Jin, MD, an internist at Northwestern Medicine and clinical assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, spoke with Sara Berg, MS about what patients need to know about what to do to reduce their risk of breast cancer.
— AMA (@AmerMedicalAssn) October 19, 2022
Katie Couric’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis Highlights the Importance of Screenings
According to Healthine (@healthline), revealed just before the start of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Couric’s breast cancer journey sheds a very big spotlight on a pressing health reality that the American Cancer Society estimates will result in 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnoses in American women in 2022 alone. Experts spoke with Healthline about who is most at risk, what you should know about routine mammograms, and what kind of role this new “Couric effect” might have in keeping breast cancer front and center in people’s minds.
Journalist and advocate Katie Couric’s honesty about her breast cancer diagnosis and journey shines a bright light on why annual cancer screenings are a crucial part of healthcare. Discover her story and the benefits of early detection, here. #breastcancer https://t.co/m417IDvTZZ
— Healthline (@Healthline) October 13, 2022
Take the Mammogram Pledge
Early detection is key! According to the @AmericanCancer, when breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%. Prioritize your breast health by taking the Mammo Pledge today: https://t.co/Kkum8W7iTY. #RISEforBCAM pic.twitter.com/7GDSnXPRon
— NBCF (@NBCF) October 17, 2022