Dear Patient of FOWH,

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer.

For October, our group will acknowledge Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink ribbons worn by our staff. Pink ribbon related items are being given out to anyone who asks.

We encourage all women age 40 and up to have a screening mammogram and clinical breast exam. We urge all women to come in for routine gyn exams to help screen for breast, cervical and other female cancers or potentially serious health conditions. Early diagnosis can save lives!

Pap smears, STD testing, birth control planning, pre-pregnancy counseling, menopause management, hormone imbalance -- we can help you with all of your gynecological needs.

To make an appointment or if you have any questions or concerns, please call us M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (closed 12-1) at (626) 304-2626.

click the ribbon to learn the history of the PINK RIBBON (or click here)
Breast Cancer Statistics
  • As the second most common cancer affecting women, an estimated 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime.
  • More than 280,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States in 2021.
  • About 42,000 women die from breast cancer every year.
  • There are more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment.

What are possible symptoms or signs of breast cancer? 
There are different symptoms of breast cancer, and some people have no symptoms at all. Symptoms can include:
  • Any change in the size or the shape of the breast.
  • Pain in any area of the breast.
  • Nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood).
  • A new lump in the breast or underarm.
If you have any symptoms that worry you, see your doctor right away.

What can I do to improve my chances of staying breast cancer free?
There are many steps you and your loved ones can take to improve your chances of staying healthy:
Did you know?
  • Mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by nearly 40% since 1990.
  • Three out of four (75%) women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease and are not considered high risk.
  • One in six breast cancers occur in women aged 40–49.

Why Are Annual Mammograms Important?
A mammogram is a non-invasive X-ray used to check breasts for breast cancer and other abnormalities. It is the only test shown to reduce breast cancer deaths. Mammograms can detect cancer early — when most treatable — long before it can be felt. This improves odds of survival and can help avoid more extensive treatment.

click the picture to go to the mammogram page of the Randall Breast Center,
here in our building (or click here)