October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center & Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center have collaborated to kick off an exciting month full of activities, education and more for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In appreciation of you, our valued patients, we will offer the following throughout October:
-Chair massages during peak hours at the Women's and Imaging centers
-Pink breast cancer awareness ribbons at the Women's and Imaging centers
-Delicious pink cookies on select days at the Women's and Imaging centers
-A special spa event for cancer patients on October 20. More details to come
-A special presentation on advances in breast cancer treatment is planned for our Breast Cancer Support Group meeting on October 26 at 6 pm. Please call Dr. Christina Austin-Valere at 954-267-7770 to learn more or to RSVP.
Look for inspiring stories from our very own cancer survivors featured in the Sun-Sentinel's Life Victories throughout the month of October. We will post their stories on this blog, so if you miss the stories in the paper, check back here.
Early Detection Saves Lives
-Holy Cross is offering a $75 screening mammogram from October 1st through November 14th. This special price is available this year for our newest technology, tomosynthesis (3D mammography) as well as conventional 2D digital mammography. Schedule your mammogram today at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center or at our Holy Cross Urgent Care & Imaging Center in East Boca Raton by calling 954-202-0722.
-3D Mammography is here at the Bienes Cancer Center and the Boca Raton Urgent Care & Imaging Center. 3D mammography offers a number of benefits, including: when combined with a conventional 2D mammogram, a 40% higher invasive cancer detection rate than 2D mammography alone; and up to a 40% reduction in recall rates.
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
A brief series of questions regarding family history and other risk factors has been added to the pre-procedure questionnaire which patients complete prior to their mammogram. Answers are entered into our imaging software to calculate your risk of breast cancer. The risk score is reported on your mammography report.
Supporting the Cause
Holy Cross is a proud sponsor of this year's Broward County Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 31 at Huizenga Park.
Please click here to join our team.
All are invited to participate in the Brighton Gives Back fundraising initiative. Brighton Collectibles in the Galleria Mall will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of a special pink bracelet to support Holy Cross' Partners in Breast Health Program, which provides free mammograms to uninsured women in Broward County who qualify.
On the Lighter Side
Participate in our Dress Your Pet in Pink contest, open to Associates and community members alike. See the flier below for contest rules.
Look for the roving pink photo frame at Holy Cross and our events throughout the month and share your photos in social media with #HolyCrossPink and #GetScreened.
Click here to watch us "Nae Nae" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our superbly person-centered team at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center.
On a More Serious Note
Join us at our monthly Time Out for Women seminar with Dr. Marnie Kaplan on Thursday, October 15 from 6-7 pm as she discusses Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy: How do I choose? Deciding whether to have a mastectomy or a lumpectomy is a highly personal and a difficult choice for women facing breast cancer. Call 954-351-7804 or click here to register for this free event at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center. Refreshments will be served.