October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is dedicated to raising awareness. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women and is the second leading cause of death as well. The root cause of breast cancer is still unknown. Although, the one known thing is that cancer cells begin to grow when the DNA of a cell is damaged.
A breast cancer diagnoses can be difficult, but with the aid of new technologies, such as mammograms, more women continue to live healthy lives. Seeing your doctor on a regular basis for early detection can help save your life. But, there are many different types of treatments for breast cancer. Finding the best care plan is key in fighting the cancer and getting a person healthy again. In the video below, the National Breast Cancer Foundation illustrates what the different types of cancer treatments include.
We have breast cancer early detection and treatment here at the Windom Area Hospital. We offer mammograms through our imaging department and have cancer treatment rooms as well. Click on the services below to learn more about the hospitals offerings. Call 507-831-0670 for mammograms and 507-831-2400 for cancer care.