October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer diagnosed in women in the United States, affecting over 200,000 females each year.

But the survival rates have been increasing over the years, primarily due to early detection and improved treatments. You can learn more about the disease at the American Cancer Society's website, www.cancer.org.

Anderson Medical Center supports the efforts of breast cancer awareness and research groups, and we strongly encourage you to come in for a breast exam. Our Nurse Practitioner Tess Maloney, who specializes in women’s health, can counsel you about self-exams and the need for mammograms. She can also explain how to decrease your breast cancer risk, for example, by increasing physical activity. Call us today for an appointment with her, or just walk in to be seen!

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