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SCRMC | Breast Cancer

Posted on October 2, 2017

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. It is so common that one in eight women will get it in their lifetime. Dr. Nikhil Mukhi from South Central Cancer Center explains that breast cancer is more common in African American women than it is in white women. There are a lot of risk factors that can promote breast cancer including obesity, doing less exercise, and taking hormone replacement therapy. If you have breast cancer in your family, that also puts you at an increased chance of getting it.  With that being said, healthy women can get breast cancer, too. That is why doing routine mammograms is important. It is recommended that every woman over the age of forty start getting their mammograms to catch breast cancer early since it will still be curable. If you have had someone under the age of forty have breast cancer, you should contact your doctor immediately.
To learn more about breast cancer, register for an education luncheon at South Central Place in Laurel on Friday, October 6th at noon. Call (601) 399-0506, or visit scrmc.com.