(10/02/2009)
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Coplin Memorial Community Health Center of Elizabeth is joining in the fight against breast cancer, and celebrating the 25 years of Awareness.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from Skin Cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. An estimated 40,170 women are expected to die from the disease in 2009 alone. Today, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.

If you are concerned about developing breast cancer, or if you know someone who has been diagnosed with the disease, one way to deal with your concerns is to get as much information as possible.

Breast cancer is as much less common in males; by comparison, the disease is about 100 times more common among women. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1,910 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among men in the United States in 2009.

You can show support by wearing a Pink Ribbon as a symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Our mission is to improve the health status of the residents in Wirt County and surrounding areas. For an appointment for an exam, please call Coplin Clinic at 304-275-3301.

Additional information on breast cancer can be found on the web @ www.nbcam.org


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