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Knowledge is the Rx cludes Catskill Regional Medical Group and Orange Regional Medical Group. “The process can begin at home with self-examinations, but it is also important to get screened during well woman visits. Regular mammograms can be even more effective, often revealing risk earlier than other methods.” Proactive steps to be taken at home include self-examination, which your doctor can help you learn how to perform. Knowing your body so you can recognize changes to your breasts is important, and things to watch for include: new lumps in the breast or underarm area; thickening or swelling of any part of your breast; skin irritations, dimpling of breast skin, and red or flaky skin on the breast or nipple; unusual discharge; an inward pointing nipple. When in doubt, report anything unusual you experience, including changes in size or shape of the breast, or generalized pain. “It’s always best to ask your provider when you have questions regarding your health and treatments,” added Dr. Adams. “Physicians and nurses can help you best when you stay proactive about your care, and that’s an important thing to remember when addressing dangerous but treatable conditions such as breast cancer.” The oncology program at Catskill Regional Medical Center offers access to comfortable and convenient cancer care that spans detection and diagnosis to treatment and recovery.

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ow many women do you know? How many are beloved family members? Friends? Coworkers? One in every eight women will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer during their lifetime. It’s the most common cancer diagnosis among women, and its mortality rate is second only to lung cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an important time to shine a light on the prevalence of breast cancer and these grim statistics. This is also a time to point out that breast cancer can be highly treatable with early detection. Early detection is your best defense against developing full blown breast cancer, and significantly increases your odds of positive outcomes. Early detection affords patients the opportunity to seek treatment while the disease is in its earliest, most easily and effectively treatable stages. Women, particularly those who exhibit risk factors for the disease, are encouraged to take a proactive approach and take appropriate preventive steps in partnership with their health care provider. “It is actually possible to identify a developing case of breast cancer before its outward symptoms become evident, and that is when we want to catch things,” said Dumisa Adams, MD, FACOG, Medical Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Greater Hudson Valley Health System Medical Group which in-

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Dumisa Adams, MD Medical Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology Greater Hudson Valley Health System Medical Group “Even with vigilant selfcare, however, it is important to understand that these early indicators don’t always present themselves,” said Varun Modi, MD, with Catskill Regional Medical Group’s hematology and oncology department. “Some patients never show any outward signs of breast cancer developing.” How early can mammography detect early signs of breast cancer? In some cases, as early as three years before being detected by physical examination. Because of their proven efficacy, regular mam-

mogram screenings are advisable even for women in good health. The American Cancer Society suggests screenings on a yearly schedule, or every two years, for women 40 to 44 years old. From 45 and up, annual mammograms are recommended. The National Breast Cancer Foundation supports having your physician check for abnormalities during regular well woman visits. The organization also stresses the importance of mammography as a preventive measure, especially since mammograms can detect cancer before a

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lump becomes large enough to be detected by touch. Studies have shown that women who get screened regularly have a lower morbidity rate due to breast cancer than those who don’t. The process is considered safe, quick and relatively painless. If you do not yet have a Women’s Health or Primary Care provider,with whom you can discuss your breast health, the doctors of Catskill Regional Medical Group are here for you. Along with Catskill Regional Medical Center, the Group offers a team of expert oncologists,

nurses and technicians that is available to help you. Get proactive about your health, and make an appointment at any of Catskill Regional Medical Group’s convenient Sullivan County locations in Monticello, Livingston Manor, Callicoon and Bethel. For hours and directions, please visit www.catskillregionalmedicalgroup.com. And, to learn more about the comprehensive cancer care program available at Catskill Regional Medical Center, please visit www.crmcny.org/cancer.

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reast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women after skin cancer. In fact, about 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that many women survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Middletown Medical’s Dr. Jennifer Reich, a thought leader of hereditary cancer genetics, shares some of the most recent advances in the early detection of breast cancer.

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The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ at Middletown Medical offers better detection, an easier experience, and more accurate readings, particularly for those women who have dense breast tissue. Traditional 2D images are flat, and breast tissue is often overlapping. This can cause shadows that make the images difficult to read. Conversely, 3D mammography takes images of the breast from multiple angles, offering a cutting-edge look

through, and around breast tissue. “The greater clarity offered during a 3D mammography often means better breast cancer detection and a reduced chance of additional screenings,” says Dr. Reich. “We encourage every woman over 40 to schedule their annual mammogram right away. It can save your life.”

Reich. “Having an inherited genetic mutation does not automatically mean you will get cancer, but it does mean that you are at higher risk,” says Dr. Reich. “Knowing if you’re at risk allows healthcare professionals to take action to reduce those risks in advance.”

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Many behaviors and habits have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. Long-term stress, excessive alcohol intake, processed foods, and limited physical activity have all been found to be possible risk factors. “When it comes to health, it is important to understand how the entire body is impacted by your lifestyle,” says Dr. Reich. “Eating healthy foods, drinking plenty of water, and exercising regularly are all imperative to achieving wellness.”

About 5 percent to 10 percent of all cancers are thought to be related to gene mutations that are passed down through the family. Comprehensive hereditary risk assessments and genetic testing both represent significant advancements in the fight against cancer. These processes can help physicians identify risk factors, such as mutations in genes passed from parent to child, that can drastically raise the risk of not just one cancer (in some cases 99 percent), but several cancers that can run in clusters for patients with a family or personal history of breast, ovarian, colon, uterine, pancreatic, or metastatic prostate cancer. “There are things we can do to prevent cancer from occurring if we know our patients risks,” says

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mammograms and other appropriate screening recommendations. “A patient is a healthcare professional’s most important ally,” urges Dr. Reich. “This month, and every month, it is vital to make health a priority, and to take a stand against breast cancer.” Visit www.MiddletownMedical.com for more information, or call (845) 342-4774. Founded in 1984 and based in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley, Middletown Medical is an award-winning multi-specialty physicians' group dedicated to providing patients with topquality, comprehensive care in a warm and caring environment. Middletown Medical, the only provider in the region offering comprehensive hereditary risk assessment and genetic testing, has locations throughout Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties. Immediate Medical Care (urgent care walk-in services) are available at the Middletown (open until midnight), Monticello, Chester, and Ellenville locations.

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Anderson Cancer Center. The AWF team delivers Hope comfort bags filled with organic and soothing products along with a soft blanket to CRMC, and ORMC oncology suites a few times a year. Each HOPE bag is valued at $50. AWF tries to do as much as they can to ease a patient’s mind to concentrate on healing. The need is great and we hope you join us too. Save the Date for the AWF RUN for Love 5k in Kauneonga Lake, NY, Saturday May 9. Walk, run or sit home and go virtual with a fundraiser for AWF. Check out the website –– www.allysonwhitney.org –– for more details and more information about the organization. The foundation accepts and appreciates donations all year long.

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reast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women in Sullivan County, with an average annual incidence of about 54.6 cases diagnosed from 2012-2016. The rate of females diagnosed with breast cancer in Sullivan County residents is 110.6 per 100,000, compared to 138.0/100,000 for NYS excluding NYC (NYS Department of Health, Nov. 2018). The mortality rate has steadily decreased, as more women are obtaining regular mammography screenings and are seeking care at earlier stages of diagnosis. From 2012-16, the mortality rate for women in Sullivan County due to breast cancer was 15.2/100,000 compared to 19.0 / 100,000 for NYS. While men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer, it is rare. The number of women who are covered by health insurance has steadily improved in Sullivan County, making it easier for many who need mammography screening and regular annual screening and wellness checkups with providers. In 2008, only 81 percent of women in Sullivan County had health insurance, and by 2016, this had increased to 91.9 percent. However, access to health care continues to be a challenge for many seniors and working women with transportation challenges and time off for medical appointments. The availability of paid leave from work for cancer screenings alleviates a significant barrier and may increase cancer screening rates. The Affordable Care Act has allowed most individuals to have a health insurance plan that covers preventive care at no out-of-pocket cost. Research suggests that employees with paid sick leave are more likely to seek non-urgent or regular healthcare and obtain recommended cancer screenings (Lucy A. Peipins et al., 2012).

“Paid leave for cancer screenings that are not charged against other sick or vacation time may specifically encourage employees to obtain age-appropriate screenings. Each cancer diagnosis is estimated to annually cost a business $1,601 in lost productivity. Early detection of breast, colorectal and cervical cancer dramatically improves treatment outcomes. Moreover, research suggests that employers can provide paid leave with no negative effect on profitability. In fact, employers who offer paid leave may realize a healthier and more productive workforce and spend less on direct medical costs, worker compensation and disability costs, replacement costs for ill or injured workers who are absent, and costs for recruiting and training new workers” (Public Health and Tobacco Policy Center, NYS Department of Health, 2016). Locally, there are several options for mammography screening and women’s health care, as health care options in Sullivan County have expanded over the past several years. These include two federally qualified health centers: Refuah HealthCare in South Fallsburg and Hudson River HealthCare in Monticello. Additionally, primary care has expanded under the Greater Hudson Valley HealthCare System with practices in Livingston Manor, Callicoon, and Harris, and Crystal Run HealthCare in Rock Hill, with offices in various locations in Sullivan County. Planned Parenthood and Middletown Medical also provide women’s health care services. For more information about paid leave polices for cancer screening go to https://www.ny.gov/ and search “Breast Cancer Program Leave Policy.” Additionally, the NYS Cancer Services Program has more information for those without insurance. The Cancer Services Program (CSP) provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings and diagnostic services at NO COST to women and men who:

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256 Sunset Lake Road, Liberty, NY 12754 • 845.292.8640

We Support Breast Cancer Awareness

J. HUGHSON EXCAVATING INC. - FREE ESTIMATES Backhoe / Bulldozing • Driveways Parking Lots • Road Construction Sand & Gravel • Septic Systems Sewer / Water / Electric Lines Demolition • Topsoil & Stone - We specialize in Ponds -

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Jeffersonville

Jeff Sanitation Inc.

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(845) 482-0926

Securities and Advisory services offered through Prospera Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.

YOUNGSVILLE GARAGE, INC. Complete Automotive Service Since 1925

Let’s Fight and Win! JSAN-106947

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• Short Term Rehabilitation

• Specialized Memory Care Unit

845-434-5051

JSAN-102089

Proud to support breast cancer awareness

800-770-6347

Financial Advisor Bridgeville Office Center 196 Bridgeville Road, Monticello, NY 12701 (845) 791-6600 ■ www.barrigerandcompany.com

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LINDA BARRIGER

Route 52, Youngsville, NY

845-482-5151

We service ALL makes & models • 24-Hour Local & Long Distance Wheel Lift & Flatbed Towing • Computerized Diagnostics • Computerized Wheel Alignments • NYS Inspections

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019  

October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness month. See our special section.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019  

October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness month. See our special section.

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