This month is a great opportunity to promote the importance of early detection and regular screenings. You should perform a breast self-exam at least once a month.
Look for any changes in breast tissue, such as changes in size, a lump, dimpling or puckering of the breast, or a discharge from the nipple. If you discover a persistent lump in your breast or any changes in breast tissue, it is very important you see a physician immediately.
Regular screenings can find breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable. The 5-year survival rate for breast cancer when caught early is 98%, when it’s not, 23%.
Richmond Aesthetic Surgery would like to help raise breast cancer awareness. Every Friday during the month of October, we will donate 10% of all Botox and Juvederm sales to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Please contact us to schedule your appointment and raise awareness for this great cause!