As you are likely aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many pink ribbons are around this month to bring heightened awareness to this cause.
Despite advances in treatment, breast cancer is still the most common cancer in women other than skin cancer. One in 36 women die from breast cancer and it is only second in cancer deaths in women to lung cancer.
Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment has been the most positive factor in improving outcome. Self breast exams and mammograms are stressed as extremely important.
We have “Pink Exam Gloves” in the office for the second year. Last year we posted an article on my NJ plastic surgery website discussing the gloves. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of these gloves is donated to Breast Cancer causes.
If you are in to see us this month and notice the gloves, this is why we have them….