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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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What is the benefit of 3-D Mammogram?

UC Health is proud to offer the latest in breast cancer screening: 3-D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis. This is the most exciting advancement in breast cancer detection in more than 30 years, and UC Cancer Institute researchers helped establish the benefits of this technology and train others in how to use the technology.
Read more about the technology.

Free Integrative Medicine Classes Held During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

UC Health’s Integrative Medicine program treats patients for a variety of health-related issues, including cancer, pain, anxiety/stress, depression and weight management. Our integrative medicine services are proven, effective treatment options that take into account not only physical symptoms, but also psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health and wellness.
Read about the free classes being offered at the Barrett Cancer Center this October.

Did you know?

When Betty Ford entered the Bethesda Naval Hospital 40 years ago and learned that she had breast cancer, many Americans still considered mastectomy a taboo subject, too fearful or even shameful to be discussed openly. Mrs. Ford’s deliberately frank and outspoken handling of her own surgery for breast cancer when she was First Lady set a visible example that influenced women nationwide, and it helped prompt a significant change in public attitude. Within weeks thousands of women who had been reluctant to examine their breasts inundated cancer screening centers. One of those following Mrs. Ford’s example was Happy Rockefeller, the wife of the Vice President, Nelson A. Rockefeller. She, too, had breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. Mrs. Rockefeller and many others said Mrs. Ford’s example gave them the courage to discuss their experiences openly.