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Tuesday October 6 2015 Akron Beacon JournalOhio.com INFORMING. ENGAGING. ESSENTIAL. D1 An Akron Beacon Journal Advertising Special Section Your Health Calendar Continues on page D2 HEADS UP TBI - TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY Article on pg. D4 As a healthcare team we have an opportunity to educate women and their loved ones about the benets of early detection and regular screenings which are vitally important factors when it comes to beat- ing breast cancer. This month take a moment to share this article with the women you love grandmothers mothers daughters sisters and friends. Regular screenings are the best defense Breast cancer awareness begins with an emphasis on prevention and early detection. Regular breast cancer screenings can help detect breast cancer sooner sometimes before symptoms appear. Women between the ages of 20 and 39 should have a clinical breast exam by a healthcare professional every 1-3 years. Women who are age 40 or over should a have a yearly clinical breast exam by a healthcare professional as well as a yearly mammogram. Despite the controversial mammography recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force USPSTF healthcare pro- viders in our community and across the country still recommend yearly mammograms for women 40 years or older. Heres why Mammography has reduced the breast cancer death rate in the United States by 30 percent since 1990. One invasive cancer is found for every 556 mammograms performed in women in their 40s. Having a mammogram only every other year in women 50 to 74 would miss 19-33 percent of cancers that could be detected by annual screenings. Delaying screenings until age 50 would sacrice 33 years of life per 1000 women screened that could have been saved if screening had begun at age 40. Be aware of any changes In addition to clinical screenings women can also perform monthly breast self-exams BSEs at home by following these steps Lying down place your right arm behind your head. Use the nger pads of your left hand to feel your entire breast from your ribs to your collar bone for any unusual lump or Robert Schweikert MD MUFFINS FOR MAMMOGRAMS 2015 NEW FLAVOR THIS YEAR Akron General and Main Street Gourmet have teamed up together for the past 23 years for Mufns for Mammograms which helps pay for screening mammograms for women who are uninsured or under-insured. This year we will once again be offering the traditional blueberry mufn and will also offer double chocolate Mark your calendar to come to the same-day mufn sale on Wednesday Oct. 14 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at ve convenient Akron General locations Akron General Medical Center Lodi Community Hospital and at our Health Wellness Centers in west Akron Stow and Green. Call 3 30-344-7170 for more details. JOYFUL TASTES OF LIFE Sample the seasons best tastes to benet Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service. Enjoy fabulous food wine and craft beer from some of the areas nest restaurants distributors wineries and microbreweries as well as a silent auction rafe and live music. Rafe tickets are also available now for a chance to win a three-night escape to New York City 500 cash or a 40 Smart TV When Oct. 15 Time6 - 9 p.m. Where St. Georges Family Center 3204 Ridgewood Rd. Akron Cost Event tickets 50 each rafe tickets 10 each or six for 50 Call330-344-6888 NEW AKRON GENERAL BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP BABY ROOS MOMMIES TOO A free weekly support group for all breastfeeding mothers that offers baby weight checks discussions and continued support. A board-certied lactation consultant helps guide the discussion and answers questions and concerns as needed. This group offers encouragement and sound advice to help mommies succeed at breastfeeding and postpartum care. Sharing of information among mothers also provides needed support during the early weeks of breastfeeding. Free parking. When Tuesdays Time 1230-2 p.m. Where Akron General Medical Center - 2400 Nursery 1 Akron General Ave. Akron Callus 330-344-5705. Online akrongeneral.orgwelcomebaby Continues on page D2 Early detection and regular screenings key to beating breast cancer By Andrew Fenton MD executive medical director of the Akron General McDowell Cancer Institute Andrew Fenton MD serves as the executive medical director of the Akron General McDowell Cancer Institute which focuses on prevention and early detection of cancers through regular screenings. Additionally he is active in Akron Generals Breast Oncology Fellowship Program and also serves as a professor of surgery at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Andrew Fenton MD October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month a time to raise awareness about a disease that will affect about one in eight American women during their lifetime. www.akrongeneral.orgreflections D2 Akron Beacon JournalOhio.com INFORMING. ENGAGING. ESSENTIAL. Tuesday October 6 2015 Your Health Calendar Continued from page D1 www.audiphoneakeon.com 25th - 29th YOUR HEARING EXPERTS Call Today 330 434-5101 We love what we do So do our patients Call Today to make your appointment FREE Hearing Consultation with Dr. Smith FREE cleaning of current devices Free extended wear trial of the latest hearing technology Ask About Our FREE Demo Program Ive been treated for 10 years with excellence and have always been treated well by the staff and audiologists at Audiphone. - Dr. Emilio F. Kent Ask about our no obligation extended wear trial program. 25th - 29th From Left Dr. Brian Smith Pam Connolly Inese Abols Janet McGuckin 2015 Starkey. All Rights Reserved. Subject to credit appor Continued from page D1 BRAIN SPINE HEALTH SERIES NEURO ONCOLOGY Akron Generals Neuroscience Institute offers access to some of the regions most advanced care for the brain and spine. Join us for our free Brain Spine Health Series. The October event will focus on Neuro Oncology and will feature a panel of physician experts. The evening will be facilitated by WKYC Senior Health Correspondent Monica Robins. Reservations requested. Free parking. When Oct. 7 Time430 p.m. health info tables and light refreshments 530 -730 p.m. panel discussion WhereAkron General Health Wellness Center West 4125 Medina Road Akron Cost FREE Callus330-344-3100 QUIT SMOKING Akron General is pleased to offer community residents a FREE six- session smoking cessation class using the American Lung Associations Freedom from Smoking program taught by Tobacco Treatment Specialists. When Wednesdays Oct. 7 - Nov. 11 additional class on the Friday of the fourth week Time 630 - 8 p.m. Where Lodi Community Hospital 225 Elyria St. Lodi Cost Free Callus 330-948-5532 NUFIT NUTRITION FITNESS EDUCATION FOR A NEW YOU This free monthly program provides information about the latest topics in nutrition and tness. NuFit is held at Akron General Health Wellness Centers in Montrose West Stow North and Green. The October nutrition topic will be Easy Crockpot Meals and the tness topic will be Moving with Arthritis. Bring a friend and enjoy a healthy snack Time 6-7 p.m. When Oct. 6 North Oct. 13 West Oct. 27 Green CallusNorth 330-945-3100 West 330-665-8100 Green 330-896-5000 REBUILDING FAITH AFTER A LOSS A crisis of faith is a common experience after the loss of a loved one. This group session will support those who are moving along the journey of grief as they begin to incorporate faith back into their lives. WhenOct. 14 Time2 - 330 p.m. Where Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service Justin T. Rogers Care Center 3358 Ridgewood Road Copley CostFree Callus 330-668-4662 SAVE-A-LIFE SUPER SATURDAY thickening of the tissue. Include the area near your armpit as well. Check your left breast in the same manner. Standing in front of a mirror perform the same procedure. Then with both arms raised over your head look for changes in contour a swelling or dimpling. Squeeze each nipple to check for discharge. When performing a BSE it is impor- tant to look for changes to the look or feel of your breasts including A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area A change in the size or shape of the breast Dimpling or puckering in the skin of the breast A nipple turned inward into the breast Discharge uid from the nipple especially if its bloody Scaly red or swollen skin on the breast nipple or areola the dark area of skin at the center of the breast. The skin may have ridges or pitting so that it looks like the skin of an orange. Remember BSEs are not meant to replace clinical exams or mammograms. If you do notice any changes call your doctor to schedule an appointment. Know your risk There are certain risk factors that can increase your chances of developing breast cancer. Having an elevated risk does not mean you will develop breast cancer however it is important to be aware and to talk to your physician if you have one or more of these risk factors Increased age Menstruating or menopause at an early age Having a rst child at age 30 or later or never having given birth A personal history of breast cancer A mother or sister diagnosed with breast cancer Previous radiation therapy to the breastchest for pediatric cancer Dense breast tissue identied through mammograms Drinking alcoholic beverages Gene mutations in your family such as BRCA 1 or BRCA2 Obesity after menopause Lack of physical activity Women who inherit the BRCA 1 or 2 gene have a signicantly higher risk of developing breast cancer. About 12 per- cent of women in the general population will develop breast cancer sometime during their lives. By contrast about 55 to 65 percent of women who inherit the BRCA1 mutation and about 45 percent of women who inherit the BRCA2 mutation will develop breast cancer by age 70. If you or someone you know has had an immediate mother sister daughter or secondary family member grandmother aunt cousin with breast cancer you should talk to your doctor about your risk. Talk to your doctor and loved ones This month and all year long take proactive steps against breast cancer by scheduling an appointment with your doctor to review your personal risk factors and any appropriate screen- ings you should have. Dont forget to encourage other women in your life to do the same too. Visit akrongeneral.org reections for more information about breast cancer. This information is meant for educational purposes only and should not be considered specic medical advice. 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If youre told you have a certain percentage of a chance to overcome your breast cancer that doesnt serve as an automatic. Taking the approach of trusting your physicians plan of action and leaning on your family friends and faith can be an effective plan no matter what percentage chance you are given. Its Your Choice Survival rates can be helpful for physicians trying to explain diagnoses and treatment options. Some patients with breast cancer may want to know their survival statistics while others may choose to go without hearing them. We have listed the survival rates for all ve stages of cancer below so feel free to skip it if knowing about them would be discouraging to you. How Rates Are Determined Survival rates are based on previous outcomes of large numbers of people. Again they are not predictors of what will happen in a particular case. Age health the presence of hormone receptors on the cancer cells and the treatment received all play into a person overcoming breast cancer. In order to get ve-year survival rates doctors study patients who were treated at the beginning of that period. Rapid improvements in treatment since then may result in a more favorable outlook for people now being diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Survival Rates Below are the various stages of breast cancer and their associated ve-year relative survival rates according to the American Cancer Society. Stage 0 100 percent survival rate Stage I 100 percent survival rate Stage II 93 percent survival rate Stage III 72 percent survival rate Stage IV 22 percent survival rate PANERA BREAD CLEVELAND CLINIC TEAM UP TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER THIS OCTOBER THROUGH THE SALE OF PINK RIBBON BAGELS Lift-chairs starting at only 609 www.pacemedicalsupply.com 3573 Copley Rd. 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To pre-order your Pink Ribbon bagels in advance please visit www. covelli.comgopinkcle. Show your support for the cause on social media by posting a photo of your Pink Ribbon Bagel pinkribbonbagel using morethandough Facebook Instagram Twitter. By purchasing a Pink Ribbon Bagel you are supporting a local cause in the ght against breast cancer Pink Ribbon Bagels are morethandough We make this campaign a priority every year for a reason said Sam Covelli OwnerOperator of Covelli Enterprises the Ohio-based franchisee of Panera Bread. The funds raised by the Pink Ribbon Bagel are helping to save the lives of local women with breast cancer. Theres no better feeling than knowing you can help make difference. This is the fth year Panera Bread is supporting breast cancer programs through the sale of Pink Ribbon bagels. Since the programs inception Covelli Enterprises the largest franchisee of Panera Bread LLC has raised over 1.15 million to support breast cancer programs at local beneciaries. Breast cancer touches so many lives throughout Northeast Ohio and we are thrilled to be working with Panera Bread again this October to raise funds and awareness that can offer hope to those touched by this devastating disease said Dr. Jame Abraham Director of Breast Oncology at Cleveland Clinic. The funds that are raised through this fundraiser will benet patient support programsservices that are non-revenue generating and are completely nanced by philanthropic support. It includes art and music therapy wig boutique every Cleveland Clinic patient with cancer diagnosis can receive a free wig Reiki psycho-social support patient navigation and survivorship programs. It is an incredibly positive tool to help navigate a patient through the overwhelming diagnosis of cancer. D4 Akron Beacon JournalOhio.com INFORMING. ENGAGING. ESSENTIAL. 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Risky situations The brain is soft which means it doesnt take much to damage it. TBIs occur after a blow to the head or when something pierces the skull and enters the brain itself. Males people older than 65 and children 0-4 years in age are at greatest risk for a TBI. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identied falls as the leading causes of TBI making up approximately 40 of all TBIs in the United States. Other causes of TBI include motor vehicle crashes unintentional blunt trauma being hit by an object assaults sports-related injuries and explosive blastsmilitary combat injuries. Not all head injuries are created equal The three levels of TBI as dened by the Brain Injury Alliance are mild moderate and severe A mild case is called a concussion. In this case you may be dazed confused or have a brief loss of consciousness. This is the most common type of brain injury. A moderate case usually results from a non-penetrating blow to the head or violent shaking of the head. In this case a loss of consciousness lasts anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. You may also have confusion that lasts from days to weeks and other physical mental or behavior problems that lasts for months or are permanent. A severe case usually results from crushing blows or penetrating wounds to the head. This type of brain injury causes the most permanent damage and is the most life threatening. Robert Rzewnicki is chief medical ofcer for Medical Mutual of Ohio responsible for overseeing all clinical aspects of the companys care management credentialing quality improvement and medical policy function. Dr. Rzewnicki originally joined Medical Mutual in 1987 as physician advisor. He was named to his current position in 1993. In addition to his post at Medical Mutual he is an actively practicing rheumatologist and served as director Continuing Medical Education for St Vincent Charity Medical Center for 25 years. By Robert Rzewnicki Chief Medical Ofcer Medical Mutual of Ohio Breast cancer is the second most common cancer found in women. It is second only to lung cancer. This year alone we are expecting over 230000 new cases of breast cancer in women. Early detection and treatment is the key point in beating breast cancer. When detected early breast cancer has a 97 ve year localized survival rate. Due to the different stages that breast cancer can be detected at there are a wide variety of treatments. Surgical removal of the cancer is the most common treatment and many women will also require radiation and chemo therapy. Many breast cancers are hormone sensitive so women who survive these cancers have to avoid hormone use. More than 50 of postmenopausal women have changes to their vaginal health that impact their quality of life but that number is signicantly increased to over 90 of breast cancer survivors Vaginal atrophy also called atrophic vaginitis is the thinning drying and inammation of the vaginal walls due to a lack of estrogen. Because of the strong association with breast cancer and estrogen most breast cancer survivors cannot use estrogen to help with this signicant problem. Vaginal atrophy is a common side effect of the medications used to treat breast cancer as well as many other cancers. What are some of the other symptoms of vaginal atrophy It can cause many symptoms such as vaginal itching burning and generalized vaginal discomfort. For many women vaginal atrophy makes intercourse painful which results in decreased libido. Other common symptoms that often are not recognized are frequent and reoccurring vaginal infections as well as bladder infections. Vaginal atrophy can also be the cause of discomfort while urinating and the horrendous sensation of needing to urinate all the time. Many frustrating and life altering issues are caused by this unfortunate but common problem for breast cancer survivors. Prior to this year there werent many options for breast cancer survivors that suffered from vaginal atrophy. Over-the- counter hormone free vaginal lubricants were essentially all that was available. These over the counter options work by providing temporary articial moisture to the vagina. They do not improve the structure of the vaginal cells but instead create a thin lm of lubrication which may temporarily decrease friction caused by the rubbing of thin vaginal tissue. For those suffering from mild atrophy they provide short-term relief. For those suffering from moderate to severe atrophy over-the-counter lubricants and moisturizers are often inadequate. In 2014 the FDA approved the MonaLisa Touch laser for vaginal revitalization in the US. This laser delivers CO2 energy to the vaginal wall to promote vaginal mucosal revitalization and a return to vaginal health. The laser causes an increase in collagen production and blood ow to the vagina resulting in the production of healthy young vaginal cells and tissue that secretes its own natural lubrication. This makes the vaginal tissue more elastic so sex is back to being enjoyable and the other symptoms of vaginal atrophy are resolved. Patients undergo three easy ve minutes and very comfortable treatments done in an ofce setting without need for anesthesia and without pain or side effects. The MonaLisa touch has been available and used by thousands of women overseas in Europe since 2008. Thousands of women especially breast cancer survivors have beneted from the simple painless ofce procedure. Recent studies at both Stanford University Medical Center and Christ Hospital Cincinnati Medical Center show that patients treated with the MonaLisa touch laser experienced high statistically signicant improvement in symptoms including dryness pain itching painful urination and painful intercourse after the rst treatment said Dr. Chinyere Orafu a board certied OB GYN with Ohio Laser Wellness Centers located in Canton. Patients in the studies experience no side effects or adverse reactions and showed an escalation of progress with each subsequent treatment. With these kinds of outcomes the MonaLisa Touch has been a life-changing treatment for all of my patients with vaginal atrophy. I am very pleased with the results and we are very happy to offer it to anyone who needs it. Our patients who are breast cancer survivors are extremely happy as they had very little options prior to the MonaLisa laser. They battle cancer and won but were being defeated by vaginal atrophy. Now we have a safe and effective way to beat that too Dr Orafu exclaims. Her favorite statement was by one of her patients Patty H. who stated I dont know whos happier me or my husband Vaginal atrophy is a very common problem that is not often discussed. It is more often seen in breast-cancer survivors. No woman should suffer silently with it as there is now a safe and hormone free option available in the MonaLisa Touch laser vaginal revitalization treatment. DEALING WITH THE AFTERMATH OF BREAST CANCER TREATMENT Using your head Not all injuries can be avoided but some can be prevented or less severe by using the proper safety equipment and reducing your risk for falls. Here are some tips Wear a helmet when participating in activities that could cause a head injury such as biking riding a motorcycle and playing contact sports like football hockey and boxing. Remove potential tripping hazards from your home such as small area rugs clutter and loose electrical cords. It is also a good idea to install nonslip mats in your tub and grab bars in your shower. Make sure you buckle up every time you ride in a car or truck and use recommended child safety seats and booster seats when transporting children. Dr. Chinyere Orafu Board Certied OBGYN Tuesday October 6 2015 Akron Beacon JournalOhio.com INFORMING. ENGAGING. ESSENTIAL. D5 NORTHFIELD OH October 1 2015 Hard Rock Rocksino Northeld Park is uniting musicians supporters and survivors in honor of its 2nd annual PINKTOBER cam- paign Every day in October Hard Rock Rocksino will host a variety of events to support local cancer-ghting efforts. All proceeds from the events will benet Susan G. Komens vision of a world without breast cancer. Hard Rock International launched Pinktober 16 years ago. Hard Rock brands around the world think pink to raise breast cancer awareness and funds to help ght this insidious disease and to work toward an eventual cure. Throughout the month of October guests can show their support for a cause that affects millions by visiting Hard Rock Rock Rocksino and supporting a variety of charity events. Pinktober itself is not a one-time-only event for us says Mark Birtha Hard Rock Rocksino Northeld Park President. In fact Hard Rock International launched Pinktober 16 years ago as a world-wide fundraising effort to raise breast cancer aware- ness. Locally we will continue our breast cancer awareness and month-long fundraising Pinktober campaign this year and for years to come adds Birtha. Charity Events and Concerts 800pm Friday Oct. 9 Brett Michaels to Auction Autographed Guitar 700p.m. Thursday Oct. 15th Rockin Country Night Tips For the Cause Live Country Music Country Line Dancing DJ HARD ROCK ROCKSINO NORTHFIELD PARK FIGHTS BREAST CANCER THROUGH PINKTOBER CAMPAIGN 730p.m. Thursday Oct. 22nd EnVogue EnVouge to Auction Autographed Microphone 730p.m. Thursday Oct. 29 Dazz Band Dance for the Cause Silent and Live Auction at 600pm Serving up a Good Cause Giving back never tasted so good As part of PINKTOBER all four of Rocksinos dining venues are serving up sweet support with pink desserts and special pink-inspired drinks. All proceeds benet Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio to provide vital services like free mammograms and clinical breast exams through partner- ships with local healthcare facilities diagnostic services including ultrasounds biopsies and advanced services and survivor support including nancial transportation and other services. About Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio Komen Northeast Ohio serves 22 counties in Northeast Ohio by funding breast cancer education outreach screening treatment and survivor support programs. Seventy-ve percent of the net funds raised remain in Northeast Ohio and the re- maining 25 percent helps fund national research to discover the causes of breast cancer and ultimately its cures. About Hard Rock Rocksino Northeld Park Hard Rock Rocksino North- eld Park is Ohios award- winning gaming dining and entertainment destination located on the Northeld Park harness racing grounds which offers more than 200 live har- ness races each year. True to Clevelands musical history as a birthplace of rock n roll the Rocksino offers the legendary vibe of the Hard Rock brand including more than 2200 gam- ing devices offered both inside and outside varied dining options and unparalleled live music events. The Hard Rock Live music venue the fth of its kind hosts sell-out crowds of up to 2600 guests for live entertainment by renowned musicians in addition to host- ing guests for a variety of func- tions and banquets. Hard Rock fans enjoy phenomenal dining at the world-famous Hard Rock Cafe Kosars Wood-Fired Grill football legend Bernie Kosars nest steakhouse Fresh Harvest an endless buffet with seven action stations and Constant Grind a bistro with sandwiches sweets and more. EVENT TO BENEFIT SUSAN G. KOMEN NORTHEAST OHIO RAISE AWARENESS AND SUPPORT FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH Fundraising is a great way to help support research organiza- tions in their efforts. As research- ers have shed more light on what causes breast cancer and pos- sible cures everyday Americans are doing what they can to help. And Americans are thinking past the standard car wash or bake sale. Creative fundrais- ers run the gambit from shing tournaments to bean bag tosses proving that novel approaches can attract large crowds for a good cause. The best thing about these unique ideas is that anyone can have them. If you are involved in a group or organization that con- ducts events or games why not turn the activities into a support vehicle for breast cancer aware- ness or research Talk with your groups presi- dent about ideas for getting in- volved. It can turn your weekend hobby into a pivotal player into the ght against breast cancer. Brides Against Breast Cancer One such group Brides Against Breast Cancer con- tributes to programs for cancer patients and their families. The organization sells donated wed- ding gowns to raise money for its efforts. An afliate of the Health Sup- port Network and headquartered in Florida Brides Against Breast Cancer makes it possible to deliver free educational infor- mation and support services to thousands of children and adults across the United States. Find the group at www.bride- sagainstbreastcancer.org to get involved. The website also has a full schedule of upcoming cities on its nationwide tour of gowns. Fishing Tournaments Sports make for great char- ity opportunities as proven by all-inclusive sport shing resort management rm the Waterfall Group. For more than 20 years the groups resort in Alaska has hosted an annual breast cancer shing fundraiser. The event has generated more than 5 million to help give thou- sands of rural Alaskans access to mobile mammogram and digital ultrasound screenings regard- less of their ability to pay. If tournaments like these arent available in your neck of the woods bring up the idea with your local shing club leaders. Invite anglers of all skill sets from novice to advanced to partake in your event. Youll have an annual event before you know it drawing big numbers of shermen and women to sh for a good cause. NOVEL FUNDRAISING IDEAS PAID ADVERTISEMENT www.multiplesclerosisevents.com genzymepatientrsvpahmdirect.com D6 Akron Beacon JournalOhio.com INFORMING. ENGAGING. ESSENTIAL. Tuesday October 6 2015 About 11 percent of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Preven- tion. And unless they have witnessed a relative or friend go through the diagnosis and treatment process young women can nd it a shocking experience to nd out they have breast cancer. Who is at Risk The CDC identies certain seg- ments of the population to be at an increased risk of getting breast cancer at an early age compared with other women their age. Here are some fac- tors to consider You have close relatives par- ents siblings or children who were diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer when they were younger than 45. This is especially true if more than one relative was diagnosed or if a male relative had breast cancer. You were treated with radia- tion therapy to the breast or chest during childhood or early adulthood. What to Do The most crucial action you can take as a young woman with an increased risk for breast cancer is talking to your doctor. He or she may suggest ways that you can improve your chances against breast cancer and will have more information on genetic counseling that could poten- tially uncover mutations in your gene structure. It also may be recommended that you receive mammograms earlier and more often than other women or you may need other screening tests. Cut Down the Risk Many factors can inuence your risk of getting breast can- cer. They are important to un- derstand because most women who develop the disease have no known risk factors or his- tory of breast cancer in their families. Here are some ways to im- prove your chances of staying breast cancer-free Maintain a healthy weight Exercise regularly Dont drink alcohol or limit alcoholic drinks to one per day Avoid exposure to chemicals that can cause cancer such as the carcinogens found in cigarettes Reduce your exposure to radiation during medical tests such as mammograms X-rays CT scans and PET scans Ask your doctor about the risks of taking hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives and Breastfeed your babies if possible. Young Women While breast cancer diagnosis and treatment are difcult for women of any age younger women may nd the experience overwhelming. Breast cancer is a scary disease no matter how you look at the numbers. The fact that each year in the United States more than 200000 women get breast cancer and more than 40000 die is eye opening. These numbers reported by the American Cancer Society should be motivation enough for all Americans to do their part in nding a cure. Below are some other staggering statistics regarding breast cancer from the ACS. Let them convince you to become involved. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older. About 11 percent of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age. BY THE NUMBERS African-American women have the highest breast cancer death rates of all racial and ethnic groups and are 40 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than Caucasian women. Breast cancer in- cidence rates have steadily decreased in the U.S. since 2000. Besides skin cancer breast cancer is the most commonly diag- nosed cancer among American women. In 2013 there were more than 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. About 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers can be linked to gene muta- tions inherited from ones mother or father. About 85 percent of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. www.biogenmsevents.com Hilton Garden Inn Akron 5251 Landmark Boulevard North Canton OH 44720 Tuesday October 13 2015 Check-in 530 PM - 600 PM Seminar 600 PM - 830 PM www.acmestores.com