Published: Wed, October 18, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Park Ridge offers Lunch & Learn about breast cancer October 23

Park Ridge offers Lunch & Learn about breast cancer October 23

Dr. Onofrey will share the current research regarding breast cancer, its causes and best practices for prevention.

This noncompetitive, inspirational event, to be held at Pennington Biomedical Research Center on October 22, raises awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer.

Officials at MMI Breast Center in Scottsboro say early detection is what it's all about when it comes to battling cancer.

In North Carolina, 9,320 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013.

People in attendance got the chance to hear stories from survivors. From 2009-2013, one in five breast cancer patients died of the disease. For some women, though, getting access to preventive care can be a challenge. "We feel it's important to do our part to help bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer".

Women who have family members with breast or ovarian cancer may wish to be tested for the BRCA1 & BRCA 2 genes. "A computer-aided detector can see breast cancer sometimes two to four years before human eyes can".

Catawba County Public Health promotes and protects the health of all Catawba County residents through preventive services, innovative partnerships, and community health improvement initiatives.

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