I’m sure most of you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is very near and dear to our hearts, because we have so many patients who have been fighting breast cancer and are going through breast reconstruction. Breast cancer does not discriminate – it affects so many people young and old. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. It is the second most common cancer in women behind skin cancer.
It is so important to get your mammogram, do monthly self-checks, and to encourage your friends and family members to do the same. Dr. Spann proudly partners with a number of local surgeons to help restore women after a mastectomy. It has been – and will continue to be – a focal point of his practice. I am so honored that we get the privilege to walk beside our patients as they are fighting breast cancer. It has been such a blessing in my life to get to know these women and to be a part of their journey. They are by far some of the strongest women I know.
So not just in October, but all year long – don’t forget to get your mammogram and don’t forget to do monthly self-checks. Early detection is key!