Women (and Men), Don’t Take Breast Cancer For Granted: Health Matters

Women (and Men), Don’t Take Breast Cancer For Granted: Health Matters

As October moves into November, another annual breast cancer awareness month is quickly coming to an end. Given all the various high-profile fundraising/awareness campaigns and other events across the country each October, many of us may have become complacent when it comes to breast cancer.

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t helped either. A recent study by the American College of Radiology showed that mammograms were performed at only 85% of pre-pandemic levels.

Unfortunately, breast cancer itself will not be over by the end of this month. In fact, it remains the most common form of cancer affecting women in the United States. And men aren’t immune either. That’s why it remains imperative that everyone, regardless of gender, stay vigilant when it comes to this life-altering and life-threatening disease.

Julia S. Tassinari, MD

Fortunately, several new developments in breast cancer research and treatment options, many of which can be accessed right here at Newport Hospital, give us renewed optimism in this ongoing battle.

A personalized team approach

Just as each person is a unique individual, so is each case of breast cancer. Therefore, Newport Hospital believes that breast cancer treatment should also be individualized, with treatment plans provided not by a doctor, but by a team of our world-renowned experts (medical, surgical, and radiation), as well as staff related support.

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