October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year, we are inviting women to visit for a free breast screening consultation in our recently opened Breast Clinic. Free consultations with our Consultant Breast Surgeon are available throughout October.
“Breast cancer awareness month is a great time to remind women about the importance of regular screenings, self-breast examination and knowledge of your familial history of cancer,” says Kate Demanuele, General Manager at Persona Med-Aesthetic Centre. ”By offering free screenings in October, we hope to raise awareness and contribute to prevention and early detection – when the chance of successful treatment is best and the survival rate is highest.”
Breast cancer is the most common type of non-skin cancer in women, accounting for 14 percent of all new cases. However, deaths from breast cancer are declining every year for the past several years. In a recent study, the five-year survival rate for those diagnosed with breast cancer was 84 percent.
Routine medical care is important for staying healthy. Many women can survive breast cancer if it’s detected and treated early. Breast screening consultations, self-examination and a mammogram can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.
UPDATE – We had an overwhelming response to our Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, with hundreds of women showing interest in our FREE Consultations and our additionally planned seminar on by Dr Gordon Caruana Dingli on Saturday October 31st. Unfortunately we were not able to accommodate everyone for a FREE Consultation, however, we were glad with the great turnout on the seminar thereby creating awareness on this disease that affects so many of us.