Long Beach, NY, October 11, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Beach Terrace Care Center, one of New York’s premier skilled nursing facilities, is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, in hopes of spreading awareness and educating the community about preventative measures against the disease.
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 220,000 women and 2000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer related death in women. Even though the rate of cancer diagnoses has increased over the years, there has been a steady decline in cases of death since the early 1990’s. Yearly, it is estimated that around $8 Billion is spent in the United States each year on breast cancer related treatment.
While it is unclear as to what particularly causes Breast Cancer, there are ways to reduce your risk of diagnosis. According to the Cancer Society of America, some strategies that may help reduce risk include avoiding weight gain and obesity, engaging in regular physical activity, and minimizing alcohol intake. Use of Estrogen and progestin for treatment of menopausal symptoms has been shown to increase a woman’s risk of developing the disease, along with tobacco use, environmental pollutants, and exposure to radiation. Ultimately, it is recommended that women over 40 have a mammogram once a year to screen for the development of cancer cells.
“Beach Terrace is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As one of the most common forms of cancer, we have all been touched in one way or another, and by enhancing the awareness around our community, maybe we can help reduce the number of diagnoses, one mammogram at a time,” said Martin Zwick, an Administrator at Beach Terrace Care Center.
Recently named one of America's Best Nursing Homes of 2013 by U.S. News & World Report, Beach Terrace Care Center is a 182-bed premier skilled nursing facility, specializing in dedicated treatment options for residents from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care. Located at 640 W Broadway, Long Beach, NY, mere feet from the water, Beach Terrace Care Center provides personalized care for each resident. Beach Terrace offers a renowned Alzheimer's/Dementia program, hospice and behavioral unit.
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