No one visiting their physician wants to hear the words “breast cancer.” But it does not mean life is over. Instead, it is the beginning of a learning process. Patients are given an arsenal of tools with which to fight cancer: surgery, drugs, radiation and hope.
Early detection and self-awareness greatly increase the survival rate for those diagnosed with breast cancer. The five-year survival rate soars to more than 95 percent when diagnosed early.
This issue of Wellspring, in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, aims to increase the ranks of those who continue to live enjoyable, productive lives.
NorthBay Healthcare’s highly acclaimed cancer center is a leader among community-based hospitals. This special report sheds light on the best defense against breast cancer and new treatment options.