NOW U KNOW
Life expectancy for those diagnosed with cancer has improved in recent years, but, not everyone in Western New York has benefitted.
African-Americans and Hispanics are still more often diagnosed with cancer in later stages when cure is less likely.
NOW U KNOW, so take steps to protect yourself. Spend just one day to check your risk level and find out if cancer screening is right for you. Find more information below or request more information about our screening and cancer treatment services.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
African-American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than any other group. Protect yourself — find out your risk level and get yearly mammograms once you turn 40, or sooner if you are at high risk.
Check Your Breast Cancer Risk Level
Knowing your risk level is an important step to protecting yourself. Women at average risk should get their first mammogram at age 40, but those at high risk — like if you have a family history — will have different screening needs.
Time for Your Mammogram?
Trust in the expertise and experience of a team that treats breast cancer every day, all day. Schedule your next mammogram. Evening hours and free parking available. Call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to inquire about an appointment.
African-American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than any other group. Jewels in Our Genes aims to answer why the disease is more prevalent in some families rather than others.
Learn more about cancer screening, prevention and treatment services at RPCI.