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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.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Getting Screened For Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which for some can represent strength, hope, and for some survival. This is a disease that affects mammography screening locations1 in every 8 women in America and is the second most common form of cancer in women. That is why this month is dedicated to promoting and educating women about getting screened for breast cancer. Many women don’t know that finding an abnormality in your breast tissue isn’t a death sentence any more. The National Cancer Association says that “When breast cancer is detected early (while in the localized stage) the 5-year relative survival rate is 100%”

The only way to know if you run the risk of having breast cancer is to talk to your doctor and to get tested.

When should you get tested?

If you are a woman who is in her mid 20’s to early 30’s the American Cancer Society recommends you receive a screening every 3 years.

If you are a woman who is over the age of 40 you should be tested every year to make sure you don’t have the early stages of breast cancer.

How do they do the test?

The most common way to test for breast cancer is by getting a Mammogram (or mammography as it is also known). Which uses low-doses of radiation to take x-rays of the breast tissue. A radiologist will assist with the procedure and your doctor will interpret the results.

If you want to read more about mammograms click here.

At our Westland and Livonia Medical Clinics we offer mammogram services for you or a loved one, and encourage you to take the time to get screened for possible breast cancer.

Knowledge is power, and power comes from knowing if you are at risk. Catching it early can help prevent the spread of the cells and possibly save your life. Please call us at Westland Phone: 734.728.2130 or Livonia Phone:  248.474.2220 to schedule your appointment today.