By Elizabeth Moore — News & Updates
Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among American women, with statistics showing about 1 in 8 women born today will get breast cancer. However, there are steps you can take to prevent & reduce the risk of getting this disease. Everyone should be aware of the steps for prevention, with emphasis on the importance of early detection. It is important to do self-checks and get yearly mammograms, along with speaking to your physician about breast cancer prevention and what could happen if malignant tumors are left untreated.
We encourage women to take control of their health and perform a self-breast exam. Screening tests can help detect breast cancer early — when the chances of beating it are highest. It’s also important to know the warning signs of breast cancer.
As the American Health Council remains dedicated to improving the overall well-being of the population, our affiliates continue to work hand in hand for advancement in healthcare. Affiliates such as Randa El-Zein, MD/PhD at Houston Methodist Research Institute, continuing to develop and test measures to improve screenings for lung and breast cancers and identifying high-risk individuals to these diseases. Carmen Calfa, MD, Breast Medical Oncologist, at the University of Miami works with 17 to 20 breast cancer patients a day and is the principal investigator focusing on developing new treatment for breast cancer. Candance DeBerardinis, ARNP at the Cancer Institute of Florida responsibilities include daily involvement in the treatment and diagnosis of oncological diseases. With a passion for helping others and eliminating the burden of disease, we come together for advocacy, betterment, congregation, development, and education.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness, we honor those who are fighting breast cancer, overcame breast cancer and have lost their battle with breast cancer.
About the American Health Council:
The American Health Council is the nation’s only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at: http://americanhealthcouncil.org.
Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients’ lives day in and day out. Throughout 2017, the AHC is honoring “America’s Best Doctors and Nurses,” as well as the nation’s best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council’s “Best in Medicine” and “Best in Nursing” awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: http://bestinmedicine.org and http://bestinnursing.org.
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