Caregivers discuss breast cancer - Early detection is the best protection, they say

10.12.2020

CHICO, Calif., Oct. 12, 2020 — Every year more than 200,000 women and 2,300 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The best protection is early detection. Learn more on Oct. 22 at noon on Facebook from breast surgical oncologists Karen Ching-Tismal, M.D., and Soumya Pai, M.D., from Enloe Comprehensive Breast Care.

The duo will go over who is at risk of breast cancer, the signs of the disease and treatment options in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They’ll also discuss mammograms, how often women should get these and other screening options.

“The most effective way of fighting breast cancer is through early detection,” Dr. Ching-Tismal said. “One out of 8 women will develop breast cancer throughout their lifetime. That’s why self-breast examinations and mammograms are crucial. The earlier cancer can be treated, the better a woman’s chances are for survival.”

Dr. Ching-Tismal and Dr. Pai will also discuss support services the Enloe Regional Cancer Center offers and how these can help patients throughout their cancer journey.

To watch the broadcast, visit Enloe’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/enloe.medical and tune in on Oct. 22 at noon. Viewers can post their questions in the broadcast’s Comments field. Once the discussion concludes, a recording will be available on the medical center’s Facebook page in the “Videos” section and on Enloe’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/EnloeMedicalCtr.

Please note that some of Enloe’s Facebook discussions are recorded and broadcasted on Facebook at a later date for quality assurance purposes. Comments and questions are addressed in real time during the broadcast.

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Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call (530) 332-7300 or visit us online at www.enloe.org. Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.



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