Oakland County dental offices support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wood-Ridge football players wore pink equipment at Sunday's game against Emerson High School.
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Occupational therapists at the St. Vincent Anderson Erskine Rehabilitation Center work with breast cancer patients to closely monitor for signs of lymphedema.

Flamingos have landed at Houston Methodist West Hospital, just in time for breast cancer awareness month. "We go out to people", said Leticia Goodrich, the executive director of Panhandle Breast Health. In addition, the seventh edition of "Paint the city Pink" will be on Saturday to create breast cancer awareness.

Chris Frediani, firefighter for the Hanford Fire Department, can recall his mom being diagnosed with breast cancer and her refusing to stop working.

The company is also hosting the "AVON 39 The Walk To End Breast Cancer" event in NY on October 14 and 15 - a 39-mile walk aimed at raising funds and awareness.

When it is discovered, symptoms and treatment are the same as for a woman.

Although risks for breast cancer include factors that can not be changed (such as being female, age and family history), there are some actions that may reduce a woman's risk of getting breast cancer. "You can have a mastectomy - the breast will be removed - followed by radiation and chemo and hormone therapy".

Families come in many forms. Taylor Garbage officials say that when customers drop off the cans at the business, they can donate any extra money to support the cause. When a man's testosterone level decreases and estrogen level increases, breast tissue can develop.

lBe physically active.Growing evidence suggests that women who get regular exercise have a lower risk than women who do not.

"The earlier you get your check-ups the better off you are", she said. According to the ACS, screening mammography in women aged 40 to 69 years is associated with a reduction in breast cancer deaths across a range of study designs. Each week this month I will highlight important information about breast cancer.

October is also National Bullying Prevention Month, even though bullying should not exist in any month of the year. "We throw them a VIP party and breakfast before the walk".

Encouraging women... keeping them healthy... and offering them an incentive to do it.

The quality of health and a conversation with the doctor should be considered before a woman stops having them.

We're celebrating all month long with a Think Pink photo contest (visit wilsontimes.com for more information), a Girls Night Out event on October 19 at Blissful Boutique, a pink prize giveaway at Wilson Outpatient Imaging Center and several drawings and pink promotions at Wilson Medical Center's Friendly Expressions gift shop.

She said the officers showed that MA has caring and compassionate public safety members-and that for some, it was personal.

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