- Date/time: November 19th, 2:00pm to December 17th, 10:00pm
- Venue: Various
101.1 The WIZ sponsors Mammo on the Move, a partnership with with the American Cancer Society, Professional Radiology, Inc., and the Jewish Hospital, is reaching out to women in the community through Mobile Mammography.
Call 513-686-3300 to schedule an appointment today! Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify. Remember, early detection is key to finding it, treating it, and surviving it! Fifteen minutes could just save your life!
November 19, 2009: 9AM – 4PM
One Centennial Plaza
705 Central Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202
December 17, 2009: 9AM – 5PM
BREAST CANCER FACTS
Survival rates for breast cancer patients are calculated by determining the percentage of patients who are alive five years after the time of their diagnosis.
African American women are less likely than white women to survive for five years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
The five year survival rate for African American women is 77 percent, compared to 90 percent for white women
An estimated 5,830 deaths from breast cancer are expected to occur among African American women in 2007
Even though white women develop breast cancer more often, African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer.
African American women are more likely to be diagnosed with larger tumors and more advanced (later) stages of breast cancer. This advanced stage at diagnosis increases the chance of dying from breast cancer.
Disparities in cancer outcomes for African American women are explained in part by later stage at diagnosis, but also appear to result from less aggressive treatment.
Early detection is the most important protection against breast cancer!!
Major cancer risk factors for AA women include tobacco use, poor diet, obesity, and inadequate screening for cervical and breast cancer. Over 74% of breast cancers are diagnosed in women with no identifiable risk factors.
- Lump, hard knot or thickening in the breast or underarm area
- Swelling, redness or increased warmth in the breast
- Change in the size or shape of the breast
- Itchy, sore or scaling area on the nipple/areola
- Nipple discharge (particularly if bloody) that starts suddenly
- Pulling in of the nipple
- Dimpling or puckering of the side of the breast
- Unusual pain in an area of the breast
Recommended Steps for Early Detection
- Monthly breast self-exam (BSE) starting at age 20*
- Clinical breast examination by a trained medical professional every 2-3 years beginning at age 20, and annually after age 40
- Annual mammography screening for women ages 35+ (if your mother or sister has had breast cancer, you may need to get a mammogram earlier and more frequently)**
- In Ohio it is estimated that 35-40% of women over the age of 40 have not had a mammogram in the past year.
- Yearly screening mammography should be a routine procedure for all women ages 40 and older.
- All women, 40 and older, should have an annual breast exam by a health care professional that coincides with their annual screening mammogram.
- Women with a higher risk of breast cancer should have an individual plan as discussed with their physicians.
- A woman with a high risk of breast cancer as determined by her physician may need additional imaging including ultrasound or MRI, but no test replaces her annual screening mammogram.
- ONE OUT OF EVERY EIGHT WOMEN WILL DEVELOP BREAST CANCER.
- Regular screening mammography is the ONLY way to detect breast cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages.
- Did you know that when breast cancer is found early. THE FIVE YEAR SURVIVAL RATE IS 98%?
To schedule a mammogram on the mobile unit call The Jewish Hospital at 513-686-3300.