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. http://goo.gl/QuB0Xq . 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.