Beaumont hosts breast health fairs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, September 29, 2017

Early detection saves lives; Beaumont’s eight hospitals offer breast care services across Metro Detroit

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Beaumont Health is hosting three community breast health fairs across Metro Detroit. The goal is to help area women and their families gain a better understanding of breast health and breast cancer facts. 

Sharing and Caring, a patient-driven, volunteer network devoted to supporting breast cancer survivors, is hosting three Breast Health Fairs. The fairs, all open to the public, will take place at the Beaumont hospitals in Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak and Troy during October. A breast care expert will be at each site to answer questions and let attendees know about the many resources available at Beaumont and throughout the community. 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Beaumont, Grosse Pointe, 468 Cadieux Road, lower level, private dining room
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Beaumont, Troy, 44201 Dequindre Road, lower level classrooms 1-4, near Garden Café, main hospital 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Beaumont, Royal Oak, 3601 West Thirteen Mile Road, outside Mackinac Dining Room, South Tower

“The best way of finding breast cancer and affecting a cure is still with mammography,” said Murray Rebner, M.D., section head, Breast Imaging, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. “Women over 40 should get an annual screening mammography. Three out of four women who die from breast cancer have not had regular mammograms.”

Beaumont offers mammography services at 17 locations in Metro Detroit and digital breast tomosynthesis at six locations.

Digital breast tomosynthesis uses 3-D imaging technology. This state-of-the-art breast imaging is available at Beaumont’s Breast Care Centers in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, Trenton, Troy, Wayne and West Bloomfield.

For a mammogram at one of Beaumont’s 17 locations, women need to request a prescription from their physician and go to www.beaumont.org/mammogram for more information.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after skin cancer, breast cancer is the second most common cancer found among American women. Each year, more than 200,000 U.S. women develop breast cancer and nearly 40,000 die. Behind lung cancer, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S. 

About Beaumont’s Comprehensive Breast Care

Beaumont’s Comprehensive Breast Care Centers integrate cancer prevention, early detection, rapid diagnosis, leading-edge therapies, and a variety of support, education and community-support programs. Beaumont Health offers mammography services at 17 locations throughout Metro Detroit and digital breast tomosynthesis, using 3-D technology, at six locations. Each center offers a team of experts: breast imaging physician specialists; dedicated breast care surgeons; certified oncology nurse navigators; cancer genetics specialists; cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema specialists; social workers; and dietitians. The centers are located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, Trenton, Troy, Wayne and West Bloomfield.

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