Breast Cancer: Protect Yourself Against It

Protect Yourself Against Breast Cancer

October brings forth a pink spectacle at NFL games, local events, and Susan G. Komen 3-Day fundraisers. Breast Cancer Awareness Month globally recognizes and emphasizes early detection and treatment of this disease. Take a moment to reflect on the important women in your life – your mother, sister, daughter, friend, coworker, or neighbor – and even yourself. It is vital to stress the significance of remaining vigilant and engaged in conversations about their – or your – health.

Regular cancer screenings are crucial as they serve as a powerful tool in detecting cancer in its early phases, often before any symptoms manifest. These screenings encompass a range of methods such as laboratory tests, imaging procedures, genetic tests, and physical examinations, specifically designed to identify any abnormal tissues within the body.

The American Cancer Society recommends that women aged 40-44 should start considering yearly breast cancer screenings, including mammograms, during their regular well-woman check-ups. However, starting from the age of 45, medical professionals strongly encourage women to undergo an annual mammogram. Women should do monthly self-exams and report any breast changes promptly.

Breast Cancer: early detection and treatment

It’s really important for women to get checked regularly for breast cancer. This helps find any problems early when they’re easier to treat. Mammograms are especially helpful because they can find issues that you might not notice yourself. To lower the chance of getting breast cancer, women should also take care of themselves by exercising and eating healthy.

At IBI Healthcare Institute, we know how important it is to be aware of breast cancer and to take care of women’s health. Our dedicated team commits to provide specialized care for women of all ages. To learn more about the range of services we offer, visit our website or call us at 678.466.6760.

Get Involved!

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk takes place in Atlanta October 13-15. To walk or donate today, go to the website.

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Dr. A. Christopher Ibikunle MD FACS
Dr A. Christopher Ibikunle (MD, FACS) is a distinguished surgeon with a rich academic and clinical background. After completing his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, he served as an Active Staff and Assistant Professor of Surgery. Currently, he is a Professor of Surgery at Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership and a Lead Preceptor for several institutions, including Morehouse University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chris is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, committed to advancing surgery and patient care.
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