The Friday Five – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
It’s that time of year once again when it seems the color pink can be seen far and wide. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this week’s Friday Five delves into the law and breast cancer, shows how society has changed its attitude toward breast cancer over the years, and takes a look at some organizations worth supporting.
Special Healthcare de Jure for Breast Cancer Month
Tune in to Healthcare de Jure with host Matt Fisher to hear him dish about the hottest healthcare issues of the day, all from a legal point of view. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Matt chats with attorneys Hilary Young and Jennifer Rangel about the ABA Breast Cancer Task Force and its campaign to encourage lawyers nationwide to become legal advocates for patients with breast cancer and to provide lawyers with educational resources and training opportunities. Healthcare de Jure airs weekdays at 2pm, 10pm, and 6am ET on Healthcare NOW Radio.
FREE Breast Health Guide
According to the American Cancer Society, “the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 12%. This means there is a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer. This also means there is a 7 in 8 chance she will never have the disease.” Whether you are a glass half full or half empty type of person, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the National Breast Cancer Foundation (@NBCF) has put together a free resource hoping to provide women with complete knowledge about breast health. The Breast Health Guide was created to answer any and all questions regarding breast cancer while empowering women to be proactive about their breast health also.
— NBCF (@NBCF) October 10, 2017
True Health Diagnostics Showcases Its Commitment to Educating Doctors, Patients About Hereditary Cancer During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
True Health (@truehealthdiag), a provider of integrated diagnostics and healthcare services, has amplified its effort during National Breast Cancer Awareness month to educate doctors and patients about hereditary cancer risks. Research recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology calculated that more than 10 million American women are at significant risk to have inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have not had testing. These mutations can cause Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancer syndrome, which is associated with elevated lifetime risks for breast and ovarian cancers. True Health Diagnostics, a subsidiary of True Health Group, earlier this year began offering hereditary cancer testing that can identify whether a person carries mutations in any of 26 different genes.
Bringing Breast Cancer into the Light and Top Rated Charities Courtesy of USA Today
There was a time when breast cancer was rarely or embarrassingly spoken of both in hospitals and in public. USA Today highlights some of the big moments in breast cancer’s coming out story starting back in the 50s and making it’s way to present day. Learn about Terese Lasser, the very first true activist, the Angelina Jolie effect, the post mastectomy tatoo trend and everything in between. In addition, in case you are wondering where your donation makes the most “cents,” check out Breast cancer charities: Where to give — and where to avoid.
— MiraKind (@Mira_Kind) October 6, 2017
Breast Cancer Research Foundation vs. Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s (@BCRFcure) mission is to end breast cancer through research while another organization, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (@BCPPartners) works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation. According to the USA Today article mentioned above, both are top rated charities that will spend your money responsibly. Which will you choose?
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