The Annual Great American Smokeout happens on the third Thursday in November. This year, that day is the 17th.
It’s the American Cancer Society’s yearly day to encourage smokers to quit and begin new, tobacco-free lives.
It is the #1 preventable cause of premature death and disease in the world.
Forty million Americans still smoke with tobacco-related healthcare costs in the US exceeding $133 Billion from 2000-2012.
For every $6 pack of cigarettes a smoker buys, they are incurring $35 worth of healthcare over their lifetime. That adds up.
Support the smokers in your lives in their efforts to stop and help them quit today. Their lives are worth it.
Friday, October 21st is National Mammography Day. It is recognized on the third Friday in October.
It reminds women to get checked and be proactive in their healthcare.
Throughout the month and especially on that day, women are urged to schedule appointments and have mammographies.
Breastcancer.org says 1-in-8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in their lives. Early detection can make all the difference in a woman’s life.
This initiative was first announced by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and has been observed ever year since.
There is a great article about us in the September/October issue of Oncology Issues from the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC).
Here is a link to the issue: http://accc-cancer.org/oncology_issues/
and a direct link to the page: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/accc/oncologyissues_20160910/#/24
Next week; August 7-13, is National Health Center Week.
It is a time to bring attention to the need for community health care and promote the accessibility members of our society should have to necessary medical services.
The ThriveWell Cancer Foundation’s Healing Hearts Gala celebrating cancer survivors was a tremendous success this last Saturday. We were proud to be a part of this event.
Proceeds from the event help provide life-saving cancer treatments for patients when they need it most.
ThriveWell.org supports cancer research and provide programs that improve the quality of life for patients and their supportive families.
Dr. Rao was on WOAI’s SA Living this morning talking about the upcoming Karen Martinez Healing Hearts Gala on July 16 at the Eilan Hotel Resort & Spa.
For more information, go to http://thrivewell.org/ to register to attend.
The American Cancer Society gave us some good information on how men can be proactive and get tested early for cancers.