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Genesis Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

 

Genesis Community Health is participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Throughout the month, our medical staff will wear pink shirts and pins and educate our patients about breast cancer. At the same time, they will offer screening and other breast cancer early detection testing at our community health centers in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach.

Many of Genesis’ breast cancer screening services are aimed to help underserved women with limited health insurance or none at all. The reason: African-American women, in particular, are up to 40% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, according to national data. The disparity exists because of genetics, the biology of the cancer, and differences in healthcare coverage.

Breast cancer is a dreaded disease. In all, about one in eight women develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lives, data shows. In 2019, that accounted for about 268,000 new cases of breast cancer in the United States. Sadly, about 41,760 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2019 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989.

“Our goal at Genesis is to screen as many of our patients as possible for breast cancer and, if diagnosed, get our patients the medical help they need right away from our partners,” said DeAnna Warren, CEO of Genesis.

Genesis gets support from many local organizations to offer our breast cancer screening services, including Susan G. Komen South Florida and Florida Department of Health in Broward County’s Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detections Program.

Because of the services offered by Genesis and our partners, many women diagnosed with breast cancer have been able to get surgery, chemotherapy and other treatment -- and eventually defeat the cancer.

“That’s what we are here for – to catch breast cancer early and fight it through treatment,” Warren said.

Throughout the month, our medical staff will wear pink shirts and pins and educate our patients about breast cancer. At the same time, they will offer screening and other breast cancer early detection testing at our community health centers in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach.

 

Many of Genesis’ breast cancer screening services are aimed to help underserved women with limited health insurance or none at all. The reason: African-American women, in particular, are up to 40% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, according to national data. The disparity exists because of genetics, the biology of the cancer, and differences in healthcare coverage.

Breast cancer is a dreaded disease. In all, about one in eight women develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lives, data shows. In 2019, that accounted for about 268,000 new cases of breast cancer in the United States. Sadly, about 41,760 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2019 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989.

“Our goal at Genesis is to screen as many of our patients as possible for breast cancer and, if diagnosed, get our patients the medical help they need right away from our partners,” said DeAnna Warren, CEO of Genesis.

Genesis gets support from many local organizations to offer our breast cancer screening services, including Susan G. Komen South Florida and Florida Department of Health in Broward County’s Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detections Program.

Because of the services offered by Genesis and our partners, many women diagnosed with breast cancer have been able to get surgery, chemotherapy and other treatment -- and eventually defeat the cancer.

That’s what we are here for – to catch breast cancer early and fight it through treatment,” Warren said.

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