October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer to affect women, excluding skin cancers. In fact, in the United States a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes. Thankfully 64% of breast cancers are diagnosed early when they are still confined to the breast, and this carries a 99% 5-year survival rate. The value of early detection is paramount.
This stresses the importance of regular mammograms and self-breast exams. In the current, we have seen a decrease in the number of mammograms performed due
to fear of COVID-19. Hospitals and imaging centers are taking multiple steps to keep patients safe and we would encourage you to proceed with all screening tests.*
At Monarch, breast reconstruction patients have a special place in our hearts. We strive to provide the highest level of care. Monarch surgeons are able to offer both whole and partial breast reconstruction utilizing implants or your own tissue. Here you are never just a number. We develop surgical plans tailored to your own personal needs.
*Statistics from nationalbreastcancer.org