Breast Cancer Awareness
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of preventative screenings and early detection of breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in their life, according to the National Cancer Institute.
“When caught early with an easy screening test, cancer can be treated more effectively and improve the length and quality of one’s life,” Dr. Seinfeld said.
If diagnosed early and treated before it spreads, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 99 percent, according to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
At Haxtun Health, patients can schedule a women’s health exam that includes a routine Pap and noninvasive breast exam. Once complete, patients are prescribed an external screening for a mammogram, a low-dose X-ray that allows doctors to take an in-depth look at changes in breast tissue. If changes are detected, Dr. Seinfeld works with her patients to assess and develop a proactive treatment plan.
“As a small rural hospital, it’s a luxury to spend in-depth time with our patients,” she concluded. “I’ve enjoyed getting to know our community members and their personal stories to address their healthcare needs on an individual basis.”
Call the Haxtun Health Clinic at 970-774-6187 to schedule your annual exam today. Appointments available in Haxtun and Fleming.