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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It’s October and that must mean Pink!

The famous pink ribbon or just the color pink that signifies breast cancer awareness appears on everything from a simple pin to football jerseys to curbside trash receptacles. October is the month dedicated to increasing awareness of breast cancer and how important it is for women to get a screening mammogram. Here at Practice Transformation Institute, we support and encourage all women to know their breast cancer risks, obtain a mammogram, and seek information from their health care provider. The American Cancer Society website has excellent resources on breast cancer and all other types of cancers. In lieu of our monthly blog, PTI suggests 3 things to do: 1) if you are a woman and haven’t had your annual screening mammogram, stop and make the appointment right now; 2) tell a friend and/or sister to do the same; and 3) click on this link to the American Cancer Society’s webpage for Dr. Len’s blog on the importance of mammograms and other issues related to breast cancer. . Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP, “Dr. Len,” is Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the national office of the American Cancer Society. We are sure you will find it worth the 5 minutes it takes to read.