You may know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month…but did you know breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women? Or that according to the American Cancer Society’s estimates for the United States in 2014: 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women; 62,570 new cases of carcinoma in situ (earliest form of breast cancer) will be diagnosed; and 40,000 women will die from breast cancer.
While we are all aware of breast cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we may forget to take the necessary steps for detecting the disease in its early stages. And the very first step in early detection is to schedule an annual mammogram, something I am reminded of daily when I drive by a local billboard that reads, “It’s Time to Woman Up. Get a Mammogram.”
Recently, I asked a friend if she had scheduled her annual mammogram. I was surprised to hear she hadn't scheduled it even though she was wearing her pink ribbon pin! She gave me a few excuses for the oversight – no time, fear and discomfort, waiting-room anxiety – so I challenged her to get an annual mammogram appointment on her calendar.
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 17 has been designated “National Mammography Day.” Join me in encouraging a friend or family member to get her annual mammogram on or before this day. If you’re met with resistance offer to drive her to the appointment, treat her to lunch afterwards or celebrate with a pedicure once the exam is over.
What are your plans to encourage others to schedule an annual mammogram for early detection? Start the challenge by leaving a comment to encourage friends, sisters, cousins, mothers and grandmothers to “Woman Up. Get a Mammogram.”
CHAMPS Oncology will attend, exhibit and present at the National Cancer Registrar Association's (NCRA) 46th Annual Educational Conference that is taking place Monday, Sept. 21 through Wednesday, Sept. 23.
CHAMPS Oncology Regional Manager Amanda Harvey-McKee, BA, CTR, will be presenting during the Registry Management Symposium portion of the conference. Her presentation, Transform Your Cancer Program with the Data You Collect, will take place during the conference. Check back for more details on her presentation as the conference date approaches!
Visit our booth to learn about our cancer registry careers and see if you have what it takes to join our team!
Learn more about the NCRA 46th Annual Educational Conference by visiting their website.
Where: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista, FL
When: Sep 21, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
50th Annual OCRA Educational State Meeting
CHAMPS Oncology will attend and exhibit at the 50th Annual OCRA Educational State Meeting.
To learn more about OCRA's Annual Meeting, visit their website.
Where: Holiday Inn Strongsville, OH 44136
When: Sep 10, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit
CHAMPS Oncology will attend and exhibit at the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) 45th Annual Meeting and Cancer Center Business Summit.
Follow the hashtag #AMCCBS to stay connected or visit their website here.
Where: Washington Hilton, DC
When: Mar 4, 2020 -
June marks #MensHealthMonth. This month is all about raising awareness about health issues affecting men — such as cancer.
Knowing about the most common cancers that affect men and how to lower your risk can save your life. Additionally, following cancer screening guidelines can result in life-saving early detection: https://bit.ly/2Mj1qnT
Are you looking to bring personality and a wealth of knowledge to a cancer registry team with over 40 years of experience? Visit https://lnkd.in/e44jwmJ to learn more about opportunities with CHAMPS Oncology. #Oncology#RemoteWorking