Thank you to St. James AME Church in Summerville for inviting The Breast Place to speak on Saturday, October 27th, about breast health. Dr. Jennifer Fiorini and Lisa Wetzig from The Breast Place participated, and met a lovely group of ladies. We spoke about breast cancer risk factors, disspelled some breast cancer myths, and made recommendations for breast health. It is great to see the community being so pro-active!
Breast Cancer and Weight Gain
Does putting on the Pounds Increase your Risk?
For Immediate release- Recent studies have shown a direct correlation between weight gain and breast cancer risk, and a local breast surgeon says the findings should not be taken lightly. Dr. Jennifer Fiorini of The Breast Place states, “There have been studies that link weight to breast cancer. The most recent one shows that there is a direct correlation, especially for women who have had cancer and are hormone receptor positive.” This 2012 study concludes that overweight women have a thirty percent chance of recurrence and fifty percent chance of increasing their risk of death if they are overweight.
While this study pertains to specific type of breast cancer, Dr. Fiorini explains, “The bottom line is that if there is excess weight there is an increased risk for any woman.” She says that is in important to be aware of your BMI or body mass index. As a general rule, a BMI of more than thirty can indicate an increase risk of breast cancer as well as other health conditions. Dr. Fiorini advises, “ The more weight gain the higher the risk. It is important to keep an eye on the scale and on the BMI number to stay in optimum health.”
The Breast Place, with Dr. Jennifer Fiorini and Dr. Jenn Beatty, specializes in both malignant and benign breast disease. For more information, log onto www.thebreastplacesc.com. Call 843-797-1941 to schedule an appointment.
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The Breast Place wants to thank Lowcountry Live, as they have been so supportive of our cause for breast cancer awareness. See Dr. Jennifer Beatty’s interview with Laura Harris by clicking on the link below:
Lowcountry Live Video
October 9, 2012: Please join The Breast Place at the Trident Breast Care Center at 6pm tonight for Dr. Jennifer Fiorini’s discussion on Knowing Your Risk of Breast Cancer. Food and beverage provided. The Trident Breast Center is located inside the Medical Art’s Building across from Trident Hospital. The address is 9313 Medical Plaza Drive, Charleston, 29406.
On Sunday, October 7, 2012, Dr. Jennifer Fiorini was featured as a breast cancer expert and Susan G Komen for the Cure advocate on the nationally syndicated radio show, “The Sunday Morning Mimosa” with Lawson Roberts. The discussion ranged from breast self-awareness education to the upcoming Race for the Cure on October 20th. Mrs. Lucy Spears from the Lowcountry affiliate of Susan G Komen for the Cure was on hand and revealed that this is the 19th Race for the Cure in the Lowcountry. Last year’s race provided money for over 6000 free mammograms to Lowcounrty women in need, and found 32 breast cancers that would not have been detected otherwise. All while listening to great pop tunes like ABBA in the background. Thank you to Lawson Roberts for using this opportunity to spread awareness accross the Lowcountry and beyond.
“Be an advocate for yourself when it comes to breast cancer awareness,” said Dr Jennifer Beatty speaking yesterday at Stokes-Marshall Mount Pleasant Senior Center. We were so impressed with the turnout and participation from this lively group of active seniors. We look forward to more sessions like these throughout October!
The Breast Place is hosting a team this year for the Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure on October 20th, 2012. The team is called The Pink Ladies. Although signup on the team is closed, we still encourage anyone (men and women) who is attending the race to join us in walking with us for the cure. We currently have over 40 people signed up.
Also, please be sure to stop by our refreshment stand while you are walking and say hi.
On October 2, 2012, Dr. Jennifer Beatty kicked off breast cancer awareness month talking to Seabrook Island residents about breast health. Twenty Seabrook Island residents, many of them breast cancer surviviors themselves, participated in lively and informative discussion over wine and a light lunch. We look forward to providing many more of these educational events in the community.