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Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center, a leading skilled nursing facility in New Jersey, spreads awareness of risk reducing activities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Keansburg, NJ, October 11, 2013 --( Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center, a leading skilled nursing facility in Keansburg, New Jersey, welcomes the arrival of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is spreading the word about risk reducing activities and preventative steps that can be taken to help fight the disease.

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world. One in eight women will have a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, while in men it is significantly more rare. It is estimated that at least 220,000 women and 2000 men will be diagnosed with the disease every year, according to the World Health Organization. While the number of people given a positive diagnosis for breast cancer each year has increased, the number of deaths has significantly decreased since the 1990's. An estimated $8 billion is spent in the United States on breast cancer related treatment every year.

What causes breast cancer to develop is unclear. However, 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 have 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.

“Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a staple in the cancer community, being one of the most prevalent forms of cancer out there. Everyone here at Laurel Bay has been or knows someone who was touched by the disease. We can only pray for a cure to be discovered. Until then, we applaud the steps medicine has taken over the years to reduce the amount of lives lost to this deadly disease. This month we spread awareness of risk reducing practices in the hope that fewer women and men will have to fight this disease in our lifetime,” said Jennifer Horath, Administrator at Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center is a 123-bed skilled nursing facility providing top notch short-term rehabilitation and long-term care to the residents of Keansburg, NJ. Located on beautiful Sandy Hook Bay in Monmouth County, Laurel Bay has been providing high quality, comprehensive 24-hour care to its residents for over 25 years.

Laurel Bay's team of highly trained physical, occupational and speech therapists develop specialized treatment plans for each of its residents. Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center offers a unique Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program with a board-certified Pulmonologist on staff as well as a state-of-the-art Pulmonary Gym. In addition, Laurel Bay provides Alzheimer's/Dementia Care to its residents.

For more information on Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center, please contact Jennifer Horath, Administrator, at or at 732-787-8100. The facility is located at 32 Laurel Ave, Keansburg, NJ 07734. Kindly visit their newly redesigned website at Like them at and Follow them at
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