4 Common Misconceptions about Breast Cancer Risk Factors

The biggest risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman. There are numerous misconceptions about who is likely to get breast cancer. Allow us dispel some of these breast cancer myths.

4 Myths About Your Risks for Developing Breast Cancer

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Categories: Breast Cancer, Cancer Risk

Are There Warning Signs of Breast Cancer?

We all know that early detection of breast cancer saves lives yet many women often take a “wait and see” attitude when they notice a change in their breasts. We’re busy. We think it will go away. Oh, it’s probably nothing. Why take that chance? The experts at Compass Oncology and survivors everywhere urge you to see your doctor immediately if you notice: 

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Categories: Breast Cancer, Cancer Screening

Let’s Talk About End-of-Life Care

If you ask most Americans if talking to their loved ones about end-of-life care is important, not surprisingly 90% will say yes. What is surprising is how few people actually have the conversation. Why? Because it’s a tough conversation to start.

So let’s talk. The fact is Advance Care Planning is for everyone, not just those with life limiting illness. Whether you are young or old, in good health or ill, advance care planning is just good healthcare. It answers the central question of who will speak for you if you are unable to speak for yourself. It helps define the values that are most important to you and what medical treatments you would want. Without a plan your family and healthcare team may not know your wishes.

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Categories: Palliative Care