Monthly Spotlight - Breast Cancer Awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What to know about the latest developments in breast cancer research, treatment and prevention
Approximately 266,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer by the end of 2018.
In 2015, there were an estimated 3.4 million women living with breast cancer.
What you can do?
We’ve known for a while that your risk of breast cancer gets lower with some lifestyle changes. Women who exercise, don’t smoke, don’t binge drink, stay a healthy weight after menopause, and use the pill for a shorter number of years have a lower risk.
If you are a caregiver in need of in-home assistance with a homebound elderly adult or disabled citizen, you can contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4339/4377. If you are interested in training to be a self-employed caregiver, you may also contact this phone number.
Sign up for free tobacco cessation classes at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Call 1-443-481-4000 or 1-800-MD-NURSE for more information and to register. These are seven week sessions and free smoking cessation medication is dispensed.
Local Fitness Centers - View Employee Discounts
Anne Arundel Medical Center, is a partner in AACPS’ wellness initiative and offers AACPS employees the same discounts for their exercise classes that their own employees enjoy. View classes and events, then click on “Fitness” to register, or call askAAMC at (443) 481-5555 for more information. For your information, Anne Arundel Medical Center is located at 2001 Medical Parkway, off Jennifer Road (near the Annapolis Mall).
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Learn to Live program encourages County residents to reduce their risk of cancer and other serious illnesses by making healthy lifestyle choices. Materials are available for all ages to help you and your family live a healthier life www.learntolivehealthy.org