Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual reminder of the crucial importance of early detection, education, and support for individuals and families affected by breast cancer. Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) is deeply committed to the well-being of the Trenton community and believes that knowledge and early intervention are the keys to preventing and effectively treating breast cancer.
Breast cancer can affect individuals of any age, gender, or background. It is vital to know the basics of this disease to appreciate the significance of early screening. Some individuals are at a higher risk for breast cancer due to factors such as genetics, family history, age, or hormone levels. If one of your parents has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you have a 50% chance of inheriting it and should get tested 10 years prior to when they were diagnosed. However, it’s important to remember that breast cancer can happen to anyone, and early detection can save lives.
The most significant factor in improving breast cancer outcomes is catching it in its earliest stages. Mammograms and clinical breast exams are essential tools for identifying irregularity long before they can be felt.
HJAHC provides accessible healthcare services targeting breast cancer to the Trenton community. HJAHC offers breast cancer screening services, including clinical breast exams, ensuring that early detection is within reach for all. For those diagnosed with breast cancer, comprehensive support, including access to counseling services, and community resources is also available at HJAHC to help guide and stand with you every step of the way.
Don’t wait to take charge of your breast health. We encourage you to take the first step of awareness this month by getting screened. Visit henryjaustin.org/service/womens-health/ or call 609-278-5900 to make an appointment.