The MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Katy will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month by lighting Heritage Square in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch in a soft pink blush Saturday, October 1 from 7 p.m. -10 p.m.
“Every day, the MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Katy strives towards our mission to eradicate cancer, but in October we want to especially recognize the single most common cancer in women,” says Susan Hoover, M.D., a breast cancer surgeon who cares for patients at the center, and associate professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson. “We want this new and unique event to celebrate survivors, inspire those still in treatment, honor those who have lost their battle and remind all women to get appropriate screenings.”
MD Anderson physicians and staff will be on hand during the event to pass out free educational materials and pink glow necklaces to spread the light of breast cancer awareness and hope.
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. In 2010 an estimated 207,090 new breast cancer cases occurred in women in the United States, and about 2,000 new breast cancer cases in men. As with all cancers, early detection is key to the best outcome.
The MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Katy, located on the campus of CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital, provides multidisciplinary care bringing together MD Anderson experts in medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology, supported by nurse navigators, advanced practice nurses, pain specialists, nutritionists and social workers. Also available on site is chemotherapy infusion, on-site radiation therapy, pharmacy and laboratory. For more information, visit www.mdanderson.org/katy.
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