Breast Cancer Awareness Month
A Message from our Surgical Oncologist, Dr. John Lyons
John Lyons, MD is a board certified general surgeon who has completed additional training in advanced surgical oncology.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a collaboration of service organizations, medical associations, and government agencies working to promote breast cancer awareness and provide greater access to services. We encourage you to meet with your doctor to assess your risk of developing breast cancer and determine a breast cancer screening regimen that is appropriate for you.
Don't Skip Your Annual Screening
Visit the Susan G. Komen website for recommendations on breast cancer screenings and learn how to lower your risk.
Early Detection Saves Lives
Visit The National Breast Cancer Foundation website for more information on:
- Signs and symptoms
- How to perform a self breast exam
- Clinical breast exam
- Early detection plan
- Healthy habits
Cancer and Genetics
Our Geneticist Dr. Duane Superneau explained that all cancer has a genetic basis, but not all cancer is hereditary. In fact, he said, only a small portion of all cancers – maybe 5 or 10 percent are attributed to heredity. If you have a direct family member - mother, sister, daughter - who has had breast cancer, you may want to consider genetic testing. Watch this video to learn more about genetic testing.