Tag: breast cancer

Dr. Erika Hamilton Appears on CNN to Discuss American Cancer Society’s New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Dr. Erika Hamilton, Associate Director, Breast Cancer and Gynecologic Cancer Research Program at Sarah Cannon Research Institute – the research arm of our global cancer enterprise, Sarah Cannon – was featured on CNN today regarding the American Cancer Society’s new screening guidelines just released. New screening guidelines state that women should begin getting mammograms at age 45 instead of 40 and all women can forego routine manual breast checks by physicians. One of the reasons surrounding these changes are that mammograms have a fairly high false-positive rate and the chance of false-positives increase under age 45 as women in this… Read more.

Sarah Cannon Expert Discusses Early Stage Breast Cancer on Fox News

Dr. Erika Hamilton, Associate Director of the Breast Cancer and Gynecologic Cancer Research Program at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute – the research arm of our global cancer enterprise, Sarah Cannon – was featured on Fox News in August to discuss a study released on DCIS, early stage breast cancer.  DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ), commonly referred to as “stage zero breast cancer”, is an abnormal collection of cancer cells inside the milk ducts of the breasts. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 60,000 women are diagnosed with DCIS each year. That’s one out of five new breast cancer… Read more.

What to do when it’s Breast Cancer

Cancer does not discriminate. Young or old, rich or poor, healthy or inactive, more than one million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year. For women, breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer (behind skin cancer) in the nation. In fact, one out of eight American women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. That’s why the conversation on breast cancer is front and center every October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Understanding breast cancer is important. The annual campaign to increase awareness, raise funds and educate people on detection, diagnosis and… Read more.

Breast Cancer Awareness – Think Pink

One out eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This October, take some time to revisit the facts about breast cancer and make the healthiest decision for you. Whether you make the decision to talk with your doctor or to help raise awareness by sharing information with your friends, everyone can do something small to help fight breast cancer. We’ve put together a short video below that highlights some of the facts about breast cancer that everyone should know.

Women: Do You Really Need a Yearly Mammogram?

October is breast cancer awareness month and gives us an opportunity to reflect on the steps you can take to both prevent and fight breast cancer. Below is an infographic that Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center put together with some helpful information on mammograms.

INFOGRAPHIC: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer is a scary word. It has little regard for the plans you’ve made for your life and the relationships you cherish. As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 2012 alone, more than 200,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer; men and women. Still, there is hope. Every day, more and more research is being done to find a cure. The National Breast Care Coalition has even set a deadline for the end of breast cancer – 2020. 

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