No Matter What Month It Is, Breast Cancer Awareness is Vital

November 1, 2012

Dr. Soley Bayraktar

ARDMORE, Okla. - It is hard for anyone to be completely unaware of breast cancer in today's environment of pink ribbons and pink-out events in every venue from elementary schools to professional sporting arenas. Having a true awareness and knowledge of breast cancer is vital for both women and men. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that knowing how to lower your risk (knowing family history, exercising regularly, and limiting alcohol consumption), getting regular mammograms beginning at age 40, as well as knowing the signs and symptoms, are crucial parts of breast cancer awareness.

In the below articles by The Ardmoreite's Marsha Miller, Mercy's Dr. Soley Bayraktar, oncologist/hematologist, provides insight into new treatment options, prevention, the pros and cons of reconstruction after a mastectomy, as well as various other breast cancer topics.

 

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