Let's Beat Breast Cancer Together
Breast Cancer Awareness Doesn’t End on October 31
Breast cancer doesn’t know April from June, or December from January,
which is why it can strike at any time. At RWJBarnabas Health, we recognize
that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but we also recognize that
breast cancer is something to be aware of year round.
- About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
- In 2016, it is estimated that there will be 246,660 new cases of female
breast cancer and an estimated 40,450 people will die of this disease.
- Although breast cancer in men is rare, this year an estimated 2,600 men
will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die.
- Less than 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member who has
been diagnosed with the disease.
Send A Mammo-Gram To Someone You Love
At RWJBarnabas Health, we want to make everyone aware that getting a mammogram
is the first step toward total breast health. So we're asking you
to send a message to someone close as a reminder to make an appointment.
And by the way, don't forget to make an appointment for yourself, too.
Send a Mammo-Gram
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Early Detection Saves Lives
When breast cancer is caught early, the prognosis is often excellent. In
fact, according to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate
for breast cancer found early and confined to the breast is 99 percent.
Make an appointment for a mammogram today
At RWJBarnabas Health, we treat more patients with breast cancer than anyone
in New Jersey. We offer the best in breast cancer treatment including
state of the art technology, the latest diagnostic services, breast health
information, and a multidisciplinary team of specialists to facilitate
evaluation, coordinated treatment, and follow up care. From routine screenings
to the latest technology, including 3D mammography, you’ll benefit
from a team of rigorously trained radiologists and breast surgeons who
work together to ensure that you have the best possible outcome.
To provide women the best chance for early detection of breast cancer,
each RWJBarnabas Health hospital offers comprehensive mammography services
and dedicated centers for breast care. Our programs are nationally accredited
and certified. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach that delivers coordinated
care based on a strategic and personalized treatment plan, the RWJBarnabas
Health medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, breast care specialists,
breast surgeons, certified oncology nurses, and social workers, work together
to create individualized treatment plans provide the highest-quality diagnostic
and therapeutic services.
Wellness Resources And Upcoming Community Events
Learn about breast cancer risk factors, different types of mammograms,
inflammatory breast cancer, and cancer survivorship.
Click to Read Wellness Articles
Learn more about RWJBarnabas Health’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month
community events and screenings throughout New Jersey.
Click to View Upcoming Events