October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a great time to educate yourself on the practices and tools we can incorporate into our lives to help detect breast cancer when it is most treatable: early.
At Aspen Valley Hospital, we know how important it is to provide patients with ongoing breast health services and education all year long. These tools and practices are designed to empower patients to educate themselves, ask for support when they need it, and develop a schedule for personal monthly breast checks and annual mammograms.
When it comes to breast health and awareness, the Aspen Valley Hospital Breast Center is an exceptional place to start. Learn more about early and regular detection, screening and advanced treatment and care coordination.
- Screening with the most advanced technologies
- Diagnostic imaging and biopsies
- Your Breast Navigator, which is a dedicated specialist who guides you through your breast health visits and cancer journey
- Cancer surgery
- Breast reconstruction
- Oncology care
- Ongoing support services, including nutrition counseling, oncology rehab, lymphedema care, genetic counseling and psychological support
Where to Get Started
If you’re wondering when you should establish your breast health detection routine, 40 is a good age, however, those with a family history of breast cancer should consult their breast health expert or primary care physician to establish when is best for them. In this Ask the Expert interview, with Aspen Valley Hospital’s Elizabeth (Betsy) Brew, MD, FACS, she offers valuable insight into the importance of breast health screenings and the satisfaction of helping women through an extraordinarily difficult and stressful time.
Finally, taking proactive steps to help reduce your chances of developing breast cancer is an important part of overall breast health. Many studies conducted over the past two decades have shown that an increase in physical activity is linked to lower breast cancer risk. Establishing a regular exercise routine is important in reducing your breast cancer risk.
To learn more about early breast cancer detection and routines, practices and treatments for breast health, contact the experts at Aspen Valley Hospital Breast Center today.