Louisville Magazine

OCT 2014

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1 4 2 0 1 4 B r e a s t H e a l t h S e c t i o n Special Advertising Section Among t he unique features of the new Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital is a Breast Health Center opening in November. Th e comprehensive breast imaging center will offer state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging capabilities, expert treatment and support services and a holistic approach to care. The center will offer digital mammography, which provides improved ability to see through breast tissue over traditional mammography, 3-D tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound and breast MRI. It will also perform stereotactic, ultrasound-guided and MRI- guided breast biopsies led by a dedicated team of physicians trained at some of the country's most elite universities. In addition to its convenient location in the heart of St. Matthews, amenities New Breast Center Coming to St. Matthews The Breast Health Center has a vision of becoming the region's most comprehensive, strongest and preferred breast center will include valet parking and a frst-foor offce with a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere complete with calming lighting and décor. Mammography rooms will be equipped with TV monitors offering guided imagery to assist in relaxing the patient during the test. There will also be private patient and family consultation rooms. Another unique feature will be the center's breast health nurse navigators. They will be available to assist and advise women from the point of a suspicious fnding on mammography and help navigate the patient through the process of further testing. While many facilities offer patient navigators once cancer is diagnosed, having a dedicated patient advocate available from the beginning of the evaluation process will help reduce patient anxiety along the way. The Breast Health Center has a vision of becoming the region's most comprehensive, strongest and preferred breast center, setting the standard for quality and caring. Facts • Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women. • The most proven and signifcant risk factors for getting breast cancer are being female and getting older. • An estimated 232,3670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. during 2014 • An estimated 2,360 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men in the U.S. during 2014. • An estimated 40,000 women and 430 men will die from breast cancer in the U.S. during 2014 • In the U.S., a woman has a one-in-eight (12 percent) risk developing breast cancer in her lifetime. • One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes, and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the U.S. • The fve-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the breast, is now 99 percent (compared to 74 percent in 1982). Approximately 95 percent of all breast cancers occur in women 40 years of age and older. • The chance of a woman dying of breast cancer is about one in 36 (about three percent). • African Americans have the highest death rate from breast cancer of any racial/ ethnic group in the U.S. Common Myths Because the causes of breast cancer are not fully known, there are many myths about the disease. MYTH: I'm only 35. Breast cancer happens only in older women. FACT: While the risk of breast cancer increases with age, all women are at risk for getting breast cancer. MYTH: Only women with a family history of breast cancer get breast cancer FACT: Actually, most women who get breast cancer have no family history of the disease. However, a woman whose mother, sister or daughter had breast cancer has an increased risk. Having a male relative with breast cancer also increases your risk. MYTH: If I don't have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, I won't get breast cancer. FACT: Most women who get breast cancer do not have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. Only 5 to 10 percent of women in the U.S. who get breast cancer have an inherited gene mutation that increases risk. MYTH: You can prevent breast cancer. FACT: Because the causes of breast cancer are not yet fully known, there is no way to prevent it. However, making healthy lifestyle choices may reduce the risk of breast cancer. For women at a high risk of breast cancer, the drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene can reduce risk. MYTH: If I had a mammogram every year, I would be exposed to too much radiation, and that would cause cancer. FACT: The small level of radiation from mammograms is believed to be safe, with the benefts outweighing the risks. MYTH: Breastfeeding increases my risk of breast cancer. FACT: Breastfeeding actually decreases a woman's risk of getting breast cancer, especially premenopausal breast cancer. For more information about risk factors go to komen.org/risk Breast Cancer Myths and Facts – Know the Diference

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