Q. I have a long family history of Breast Cancer. What other risks for Breast Cancer should I be concerned about?
A. Because Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States with exception to skin cancer, knowing your risks gives you the opportunity to make lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk of a Breast Cancer diagnosis.
Risk factors include:
• Age: half of all women diagnosed are over age 65
• Weight: being obese or overweight
• Diet & Lifestyle: Lack of physical activity, a diet high in saturated fat, drinking more than two alcoholic drinks per day
Wooster Community Hospital is proud to present Breast Cancer Awareness Days on October 18 and October 19, 2012. The goal of the Thursday evening and Friday morning sessions is to provide information on diagnosis, treatments, and care for patients with breast cancer to healthcare providers. This educational activity is open to all healthcare providers and interested persons in the community. Nursing continuing education credits are available for attendees. On Thursday, October 18, from 5:30-9:00 p.m. the speakers include Dr.
Friday the 13th. To most people, it’s an unlucky number. But to Kim Winters, it will go down in infamy as the day she got the early medical diagnosis that she credits with “saving her life.” Winters is familiar with overpowering adversity. Perhaps her greatest accomplishment in life has been raising her daughter and seeing her graduate from college.