October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Join Deena Centofanti and our experts from Beaumont Health System Wednesday, as they discuss breast cancer.
They will also discuss the benefits and options involving screening and supplementary screening tools such as MRI, ultrasound, tomosynthesis and molecular imaging.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after skin cancer, breast cancer is the second most common cancer found among American women. Each year, more than 200,000 U.S. women develop breast cancer and nearly 40,000 die. Behind lung cancer, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S.
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Beaumont hosts community events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Early detection saves lives; Beaumont's eight hospitals offer breast care services across Metro Detroit
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Beaumont Health is hosting community events across Metro Detroit.
The goal is to educate area women and their families about breast cancer with an emphasis on detection, wellness and nutrition.
"The importance of early detection (of breast cancer) cannot be stressed enough," says Nayana Dekhne, M.D., corporate director, Breast Care Program, Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak. "The survival of breast cancer patients diagnosed after screening studies is significantly better than those found because of a lump or mass."
Beaumont Health offers mammography services at 17 locations in Metro Detroit.
Beaumont Health now offers a new, 3-D imaging technology called Digital Breast Tomosynthesis.
This state-of-the-art breast imaging is available at four of Beaumont's Breast Care Centers in Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, Troy and West Bloomfield. It will also soon be available at Beaumont - Trenton.
To raise awareness, Beaumont is presenting seven community breast cancer education programs during October:
"Women, Wisdom & Wellness" programs will take place in Sterling Heights and Farmington Hills. Each event will feature a panel presentation by Beaumont experts.
The program also includes giveaways, door prizes, refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.
While there is no charge to attend either program, registration is requested by calling 800-633-7377 or online.
Below are more details for each program:
Oct. 7, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Sterling Heights Senior Center, 40200 Utica Road
Oct. 28, 6 to 9 p.m., Farmington Hills, Costnick Center, 28600 West Eleven Mile Road
On Oct. 13, Sharing and Caring, Beaumont's cancer education and support program, is teaming up with Gilda's Club of Metro Detroit to offer "Frankly Speaking about Metastatic Breast Cancer" at 6:30 p.m. This free program is for those living with stage 4 breast cancer. The event will take place at the Beaumont Medical Center, West Bloomfield, 6900 Orchard Lake Road, in the lower level surgical center waiting area. To register, call 248-551-8585.
The Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Beaumont Hospital - Grosse Pointe is hosting a "Healing Arts Concert" for breast care patients, survivors and their families on Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The free program will feature two physicians, a cancer survivor and classical music performed by the Detroit Medical Orchestra Trio. The event will include comments from a Clinton Township cancer survivor; Michele Ramsdell, M.D., Breast Imaging; and Dharti Sheth, M.D., Surgery. It takes place in the chapel on the second floor. Beaumont - Grosse Pointe is located at 468 Cadieux. No registration is required.
Sharing and Caring is also hosting Breast Health Fairs at the Beaumont hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe during October. A breast care expert will be at each site to answer questions. Learn about breast health and breast cancer, along with the many resources available at Beaumont and throughout the community. "Oncology on Canvas" will also be on display. This artwork honors the journey of those whose lives have been affected by cancer.
Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Beaumont - Royal Oak, 3601 W. Thirteen Mile Road, outside Mackinac Dining Room
Oct. 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Beaumont - Troy, 44201 Dequindre Road, second floor atrium, main hospital
Oct. 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Beaumont - Grosse Pointe, 468 Cadieux Road, lower level, private dining room