October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This month is the time of year that many of us think pink and plan to schedule our annual mammograms! Once again, #SoooBoca has partnered with West Boca Medical Center and The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging Center to share information on early detection, treatment, awareness and a new podcast interview on #SoooBoca Stories Podcast.
On this episode I have the pleasure of interviewing Suzan Pooran as she shares her journey of being diagnosed with breast cancer, her treatment as well as tips and information you will find to be useful and helpful.
Interview with Suzan Pooran
Suzan works at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging Center, and was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2020. She shares her story in regard to her diagnosis, her double mastectomy and her journey having her surgery, early detection of breast cancer, working with her multi disciplinary team, radiation and chemo, recovery and tips for friends and families who want to help out.
This episode is sponsored by West Boca Medical Center & The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging.
Ep 056: Breast Cancer Awareness Month | Interview With Suzan Pooran
The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging
We are fortunate to have West Boca Medical Center located here in Boca Raton on 441/State Road 7, just north of Palmetto Park Road and South of Glades Road.
Among many of its services, it is also home to a top notch diagnostic breast imaging center. In fact, The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging has been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiology.
Their services include scheduling a breast MRI, breast ultrasound, diagnostic imaging and mammograms.
Additional Breast Cancer Awareness Posts
This October marks the 36th year since the American Cancer Society marked October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What began as a week long event in 1985 has grown to a month long global campaign.
Today, medical groups, non profit organizations, government agencies and the general public all work together during October to raise money and increase awareness.
About The Breast Center
The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging focuses on comprehensive breast care including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast conditions.
Because early diagnosis and accurate imaging is a critical aspect in breast health, this center is incredibly valuable. Among its offering are:
- The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging focuses on comprehensive breast care including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast conditions.
- Beginning at age 40, women should get a screening mammogram performed annually
- The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging offers 3D Mammography which is designed to find cancers that may be missed with conventional mammography.
- All mammogram studies are interpreted by a breast fellowship-trained and board-certified radiologist who specializes in breast imaging.
- The multidisciplinary team includes a patient navigator, medical oncologists, a pathologist, plastic surgeon, radiation oncologist, fellowship-trained radiologists, and breast surgeons.
- The Breast Center also offers three different types of breast core needle biopsies, MRI-guided, ultrasound-guided and stereotactic guided. They also perform seed localizations.
- Other services include: access to clinical trials, genetic counseling and high risk assessments, personalized follow up programs and surgical consultations.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, “one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime”. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women.
Over the years, early identification has improved and new treatments have been discovered, offering hope to the many women who are diagnosed each year.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events in South Florida
Whether you want to simply donate, walk, run, bowl, paint or do Zumba, there are a variety of events that you can get involved with right here in our local Boca Raton and South Florida community!
And, perhaps most importantly, reach out those you know who have suffered from breast cancer in the past or are currently fighting this disease.
Ask how you can help honor their success or help them through their treatment. A small act of kindness goes a long way.
Of course, these are only a few of the great things happening locally. Please, let #SoooBoca know about other awesome ways to participate this month as well as throughout the year!
Sponsored: This post was sponsored by West Boca Medical Center. All opinions expressed in this blog post, vlogs, emails and social media are my own. Please reach out directly to the sponsor in regard to facts and information provided about their service or business. I have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions. Information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.
About Michele Bellisari
Michele Bellisari is the founder of #SoooBoca® Lifestyle & Media based in Boca Raton and a Realtor with Real Broker. If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in Boca Raton and any of the surrounding cities let her help you out! Thinking of purchasing a vacation home? Michele blogs, vlogs, posts and shares all things Boca Raton, South Florida & Beyond from events, people, food, travel, home decor, fashion, beauty and real estate! You can find more at www.soooboca.com and on all the socials @soooboca. Information in this post should be verified with your accountant, attorney and or financial planner as well as the state of Florida.