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New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening

American Cancer Society Released New Breast Cancer Guidelines

In October 2015, the American Cancer Society released new guidelines for breast cancer screening. Breast cancer screening is to find a possible disease in women or men who don’t have symptoms.

New Guideline Recommendations;

  • Most women should begin receiving their yearly mammograms at age 45.
  • Women should be able to start breast cancer screening as early as age 40.
  • At age 55 women should receive mammograms every other year and women who want to receive mammograms each year should be able to.
  • Mammogram screening should continue through a women’s healthy life.
  • Breast Exams, from a medical provider or self-exams, are no longer recommended.

Our local Medical Clinics believe it is Important to Self Examine and to find Breast Cancer Early

At Westland clinic we encourage your mammogram screening each year. Although the American Cancer Society has moved the screening date to a few years later we highly encourage performing self breast exams well before. For more information on Mammograms or self exams contact Westland Michigan Medical Clinic. Talk to our doctors about breast cancer screening by age 40 and share your personal and family medical history to help determine if you have an average or high risk of developing breast cancer. Women who are at high risk should begin breast cancer screening earlier and more often.

No Shave November

Also known as Movember


Support Men’s Health Awareness

No Shave November is a campaign created to grow awareness by letting your hair grow for 30 days. Men are challenged to grow out their facial hair, beard, mustache, whatever they can stand! This movement was created to raise awareness of Men’s Health issues, including a number of diseases and illnesses;

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Poor Mental Health – Depression
  • Physical inactivity

The goal of the Movember

The campaign is to spread awareness by men growing out their hair and letting it grow wild and free. (With minimal trimming except for professional dress code reasons of course) This being something cancer patients do not have the opportunity to do.

Two Most Common Cancers in Men

Testicular Cancer and Prostate Cancer are seen to be the two most common cancers among men. The No Shave November (no-shave.org) campaign has risen over $650 million helping fund over 1,000 programs on these issues affecting men. The campaign also focuses on benefiting all cancer research.

No Shave November Facts

This is a web-based, non-profit organization, devoted to raising cancer awareness and raise money to support cancer prevention, education and research. Partnered with; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Prevent Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

Men who participate in Movember are encouraged to donate the money they would have spent on razors, shaving utensils and barber shops.

Make your appointment today at our Westland Medical clinic to schedule your exam. Spread awareness of Men’s health and the most common cancers in men, encourage the men in your life to see their doctor.