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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2022: Free Breast Health Events Beginning October 3

September 27, 2022

Baystate Health will hold a free Breast Health Virtual Lecture Series during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October beginning with a look at “When To Worry About Breast Lumps” on Monday, October 3rd at 6 pm.

When to Worry About Breast Lumps: October 3

Most breast lumps are not cancer. Join Dr. Jesse Casaubon, Baystate Surgical Oncology & Breast Specialists, for a discussion about the many changes that cause breast lumps, when they are cancerous and when they are not, as well as treatment options.

Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk: October 6

The series continues on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6 pm. with “Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk.”

Genetic testing has been popular for finding family genealogy, but it is much more than that. Today genetic testing can be used to determine if you carry an increased risk of developing cancer. Join genetic counselor Alexandra Richards, GC, Baystate Health Family Cancer Risk Program, for a discussion about the latest in genetic testing for breast cancer risk, how it works, as well as information on the Family Cancer Risk Program. 

The Signs of Breast Cancer: October 20

The series will end on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6 pm, with “The Signs of Breast Cancer.”

What does breast cancer look like and feel like? Should you worry about breast pain? How is breast cancer diagnosed? Join Dr. Ann Friedrich, Baystate Surgical Oncology & Breast Specialists, for a discussion on changes to watch for. 

All lectures will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The lecture series is sponsored by Baystate Health Every Woman, a free program dedicated to women's health and awareness.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During her lifetime, 1 in 8 women (and about 1% of men) will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Baystate Health not only offers specialized breast cancer care and support – but also provide breast health education and conducts important research to advance the fight against this disease. Every year during October, the National Breast Cancer Foundation leads an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. 

In addition to the free virtual events listed above, Baystate Health observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the following ways: