New York, New York (PRWEB) September 26, 2013
A woman born today in the United States has about a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some time during her life, according to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (hyperlink to fact sheet, http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/probability-breast-cancer). That’s why early detection and screening are keys to saving lives of women diagnosed with the disease.
"There is no question that screening such as mammography not only saves lives, but also, by detecting cancer early, allows many women to avoid chemotherapy and enables us to perform smaller surgeries, such as lumpectomies, for women who choose to do so," says Elisa Port, MD, Chief of Breast Surgery and Co-Director, Dubin Breast Cnacer at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Mount Sinai experts are available during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month to offer tips on early detection, screening and prevention. Consented-patient stories are also available.
Experts Available for Interview
Dr. Elisa Port, Chief of Breast Surgery and Co-Director, Dubin Breast Center at The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Kerin Adelson, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Dubin Breast Center at The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Laurie Margolies, Director of Breast Imaging, Associate Professor of Radiology, Dubin Breast Center at The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Sheryl Green, Radiation Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Karen Brown, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Facts About Breast Cancer
Tips for Breast Cancer Prevention
About the Dubin Breast Center
Encompassing more than 15,000 square feet at 1176 Fifth Avenue, the Dubin Breast Center represents a bold new vision for breast cancer treatment and research—one that focuses on the emotional, as well as the physical health of individuals who have or are at risk of developing breast cancer, as well as survivors and their families, and breast cancer related research aimed at improving treatment choices and survival. The Center also includes an evaluation and treatment center for breast medical oncology and an infusion center for chemotherapy. Additional services include screening, genetic and nutritional counseling, access to research protocols and trials, breast reconstruction, psychosocial support and other complementary services, such as massage therapy, for the patient and his or her family.
About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Established in 1968, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Icahn School of Medicine is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty members in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report.
The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 14th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation's top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Mount Sinai is one of just 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and by U.S. News & World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place.
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