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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Statistics show that breast cancer will affect one in every eight women in the U-S. That fact makes this the perfect time to schedule your annual screening. Dr. Erica Wrubel is a physician at the Spectrum Health Cancer Center and she joined us to share some breast cancer basics:
- When women should get their first mammogram
- How often after that
- The importance of self-exams and a woman knowing her normal
- The signs and symptoms of breast cancer
- The importance of screening and early diagnosis
Spectrum Health’s Mobile Mammography Unit will be out and about throughout the month of October. You can see a calendar of all the dates and locations at https://www.spectrumhealth.org/patient-care/cancer/screening-and-prevention/betty-ford-breast-care-services/mobile-mammography-unit. Click on “October 2021” on the lower right side of the screen. And, if you are un-insured or under-insured … you can learn about available resources by calling 616.486.6022.
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