Maimonides Medical Center kicked off October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month by raising a pink flag over the hospital grounds.
Chief of breast surgery Dr. Donna-Marie Manasseh, chairman of surgery and Maimonides Breast Center director Dr. Patrick Borgen, and chief of breast imaging Dr. Christina Giuliano hoisted the pink pennant outside the main entrance to cheers from onlookers.
An estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer among U.S. women — and 40,450 related deaths — will occur this year, according to estimates from the American Cancer Society, making pro-action essential.
“It is extremely important for women to get annual screenings and mammograms, because early detection is key in increasing the survival rate among breast cancer patients,” said Dr. Borgen.
Maimonides Breast Cancer Center is the borough’s only breast center fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers of the American College of Surgeons. It offers comprehensive screenings; diagnostic, medical, and surgical breast services; nutrition and genetic counseling; and a full array of psycho-social support for patients and families.
Maimonides Medical Center [4802 10th Ave. at 48th Street in Borough Park, (718) 283–6000].
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