Early detection of breast cancer through routine exams saves thousands of lives every year.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Rashmi Raman
Monday, October 15, 2012
Studies have shown that early detection of breast cancer improves the chances of a cure. That in itself is the most important reason to make an appointment today for a breast exam or mammogram. Locally, exams are available Saint Peter's University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, and the University Medical Center of Princeton. Going for an exam can be nerve-wracking. To better understand the importance of exams, here's helpful information that explains the process, when you should go and why: Breast self-exams There has been a lot of heated debate in the research and medical communities about the usefulness of breast self-exams in detecting breast cancer in the early stages. One cancer research …
The Amy Foundation has raised over $300,000 and helped to provide over 1,000 mammograms for uninsured women since the death of Amy Feiman Behar in 2007.
Kendall Park resident Arie Behar had a simple idea to honor his late wife Amy after her death from cancer at the age of 49 in 2007. With help from family and friends, Behar held the first Bike Ride for Amy fundraiser in July, 2008. The ride began modestly, with 28 people participating. Fast forward to 2012 and what began as a small bike ride to honor a wife and mother has evolved into the Amy Foundation, which to date has raised over $300,000 to help women over the age of 40, who are without health insurance, obtain free screening mammograms. "I'm so gratified by the passion of the volunteers who have rallied around this vital cause since we started The Amy Foundation five years ago, and by the support we have received in the central New …