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Breast Center Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Pink Ribbon Event

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health will promote October as Breast Cancer Awareness month with various activities throughout the month, all aimed at increasing awareness of the disease and the services available for prevention and treatment. To kick off the activities surrounding Breast Cancer Awareness Month, staff and volunteers from UM Shore Regional Breast Center hung pink ribbons in honor of those patients who were treated by the Breast Center in the past year. This tree will be lit with pink lights throughout the month.

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer, taking the lives of approximately 40,000 women annually.

“October is a great time to remind people about the importance of prevention and education when it comes to their breast health,” says Roberta Lilly, MD, Medical Director for Shore Regional Breast Center. “Regular mammography screening can help lower breast cancer mortality by finding breast cancer early, when the chance of successful treatment is best.”’

 

UM Shore Regional Health, Community Partners, offer free prostate cancer screenings

There is no better time than September — during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month — for men to get their annual prostate cancer screenings.  Although prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among men, prostate cancer is often treatable if detected early.

UM Shore Regional Health has partnered with Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center-MOTA (Minority Outreach and Technical Assistance) and the Talbot County NAACP, in conjunction with the Prostate Conditions Education Council, to provide free prostate cancer screenings on Thursday, Sept. 26. Appointments are available between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Cancer Center, located at 509 Idlewild Avenue in Easton.

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 238,590 men will learn they have prostate cancer this year and more than 29,000 men will die from the disease. African-American men are disproportionately affected by prostate cancer, having higher rates of prostate cancer diagnosis and death than men of all other racial or ethnic groups in the United States. Almost one third of prostate cancer cases are found in men during their prime years at work.

Screenings are free, but advance registration is required. To schedule an appointment for Sept. 26, call UM Shore Regional Health’s Cancer Center at 410-820-6800.