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Flu Vaccinations Available in The Westland and Livonia Area

Flu Vaccinations

A flu vaccination is essential for your family to help prevent the flu virus in your home. Nobody likes to take time off work or school because of the flu. So prepare your family this year by getting a flu vaccination in your area as soon as possible. The elderly, pregnant women and young children are highly recommended to get a vaccine because they are considered high risk. Flu can cause long-term conditions in high-risk patients.

Nasal Spray Flu Vaccines Not Recommended

This year, the nasal spray vaccines are not recommended, and only injectable shots should be used. The flu vaccinations have been updated to help combat the influenza A(H1N1) virus. The bad thing about the flu virus is it is constantly changing. Each year the CDC monitors and updates the vaccine as needed to help combat the virus.

At Westland Clinic, we suggest you should get the vaccine before the flu starts spreading in your local area. After you have had the vaccination, it takes about two weeks for the antibodies to develop to help fight off the flu virus. The timeline is usually by the end of October for your vaccination. Some children or elderly may require two doses of the vaccination. There is a reason that this time of year till about January, it is labeled as “Flu Season”. Do not be one of the victims of the flu virus, get your vaccinations today.

It is estimated that 9 million to 35 million people each year in the United States come down with the flu. Do not be one of those sick patients, schedule your appointment today at Westland Clinic for your flu vaccination. We offer flu vaccinations for all of Westland, Livonia, Garden City, Canton and the surrounding areas. Some insurance even covers the cost of a flu shot. If you have questions give us a call today at  734.728.2130.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Coming this October is breast cancer awareness month. Every year, breast cancer affects millions of women all across the country. Make sure to schedule an appointment for your annual checkup every year.  Also take the time to visit great charity organization such as the Susan G. Komen foundation, that helps in the research and prevention of breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Month Events In Metro Detroit

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016 In Metro DetroitOctober is right around the corner, and with October bring Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For anyone in the Metro Detroit area who has ever been touched by breast cancer, October is more than a month of awareness, it’s a month to give back. At Millennium Medical Group, we want to keep you looped to local events in the Metro Detroit area that you can get involved in to help fight Breast Cancer.

The first and most important thing you can do is to get screened for breast cancer. Getting an annual mammogram will help you detect the early signs of breast cancer and can help increase your chances of beating breast cancer. There are new guidelines to breast cancer screening, and if you’re over the age of 45 you should get annual mammograms.

Ways to Give Back This October

Here are some other events going on in the Metro Detroit area to support breast cancer research and survivors:  

Bras for a Cause

October 1st 2016

Royal Oak Music Theater

This auction and fundraiser is a great way to help give back to cancer research. There will be live music, great food from local restaurants, and the highlight of the evening: The Survivors Fashion show! For tickets and additional details Click here

Red Wings “Hockey Fights Cancer” game:

SAT, OCT 29 at 7:00 PM

Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins

Show up, enjoy one last season at the Joe Louis arena, and help in the fight against breast cancer.

Plus you get to watch the Red Wings, win/win


The American Cancer Society has their annual walk-a-thons to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.

Events in the Metro Detroit Area:

Sign up for any of these events through the American Cancer society’s website.

So get out and show your support, but most importantly get your yearly mammogram and help spread awareness.


5 Common Myths About Breast Cancer

It is expected that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. During this time, Millennium Medical Group encourages everyone to educate themselves and the people around them about breast cancer.

Myth 1: Men can’t get breast cancer.breast-cancer-awareness

Men are 100 times less likely than women to develop breast cancer. Yet, there are over 2,000 men each year who are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Myth 2: Only women with a family history can develop breast cancer and that your father’s family history does not matter. 

Did you know that 70 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer had no identifiable risk factors?  The history of  breast cancer on your father’s side is just as important as your mother’s in determining your chances of developing breast cancer.

Myth 3: It is impossible to get breast cancer after getting a mastectomy.

Getting a mastectomy reduces the chances of someone developing breast cancer by an average of 90 percent. There is not a preventative measure that can cause someone to never get breast cancer.

Myth 4: There is nothing that you can do to decrease your chances of breast cancer. You can only just check for the signs.

Making lifestyle changes can lower your risk of developing breast cancer. Making small changes such as getting regular exercise, reducing alcohol consumption, losing weight , or getting regular screenings can help reduce your risk.

Myth 5: Women with fibrocystic breasts have a greater chance of developing breast cancer.

There is no known connection between fibrocystic breasts and the development of breast cancer. It may be more difficult to differentiate between normal and cancerous tissues. Women with fibrocystic breast normally follow their mammogram with an ultrasound.

Recognize the signs:

  • Nipple tenderness
  • Lump development
  • Change in texture or enlargement of pores
  • Change in the size or shape of nipple
  • Swelling or shrinkage in breast size
  • Nipples appearing inward or inverted
  • Clear discharge or bloody discharge

Share this information with others in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. Schedule your appointment for a mammogram with Millennium Medical Group today in Michigan.