Seattle Women’s Health, Gynecology Is Now Seattle Clinical Research Center
Since 1985, Breast Cancer Awareness Month has brought individuals together every October to support survivors and those fighting the battle. Read our blog to learn more about the significance of this month and how you can be a helpful ally! Don’t Face Breast Cancer Alone Every year in the United States, approximately 264,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, a disease in which malignant cells form in one’s breast tissue. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women worldwide. On average, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 2 minutes, but no one should have to face it alone. Therefore, October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, allowing room for us to give back, reflect, and even celebrate what some have been fortunate to overcome. The Origin of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast Cancer Awareness Month first came to be in 1985 when a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries came to fruition. Former first lady Betty Ford kicked off a week-long event since she was a breast cancer survivor. Her diagnosis occurred while her husband, Gerald Ford, was in office, shining a necessary spotlight on this serious illness. The goal of Breast Cancer Awareness Month was to inform women about this disease and of early detection in hopes of promoting breast health. This month is also a time for breast cancer survivors to celebrate and share their unique stories while raising funds for breast cancer research. Beyond The Pink Ribbon – Ways You Can Help It’s always heartwarming to witness the support of women and men alike wearing pink ribbons in honor of breast cancer, but how can we contribute further? Here are a few ways you can get involved: • Become an ambassador – The National Breast Cancer Foundation allows you to sign up to become a community ambassador. This will allow you to push local, state, and federal legislators to back and fund breast cancer research and awareness programs. • Partake in Fundraising Events – Events such as Race for the Cure or Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk help raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Volunteer, participate or donate to show your support. • Share Survivor Stories – Honor and share the stories of those who have survived breast cancer. Whether via a Facebook share or a column piece in your local newspaper, inducing hope in those experiencing the problematic effects of this illness is incredibly helpful and inspiring. • Spread the Word on Mammograms – Remind loved ones of the importance of routine mammograms; these breast screenings allow for early detection and more effective treatment. Simply stated, mammograms save lives! • Raise Awareness Regarding Risk Factors – Be aware and in the know of risks that increase your likelihood of breast cancer and be sure those around you do as well. For example, excessive drinking, lack of physical activity, and obesity have all been linked to breast cancer. At Seattle Clinical Research Center, we aim to provide compassionate care while advancing health options! Click here to browse our currently enrolling clinical studies for a chance to start advancing women’s health for tomorrow, today! For more information, please get in touch with us at (206) 522 – 3330 – we look forward to hearing from you. Resources: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/breastcancerawareness/index.htm https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-facts https://www.benefits.gov/news/article/214

Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Since 1985, Breast Cancer Awareness Month has brought individuals together every October to support survivors and those fighting the battle. Read our blog to learn more about the significance of this month and how you can be an ally! Don’t Face Breast Cancer Alone Every year in the United States, approximately 264,000 women are diagnosed … Read more

Bone density and estrogen

Bone Density and Estrogen

Bones are living, growing tissue that allows us the freedom to move by supporting our bodies and protecting our brain and other organs. Bone density is an essential component of overall bone health, with several contributing factors. One of those factors is estrogen. About half of women over 50 will break a bone due to … Read more

The connection between birth control and endometriosis

The Connection Between Birth Control and Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. It can impact all aspects of life and overall well-being in severe cases. The search for a cure continues, but treatments are available to help manage your symptoms. Birth control therapy is one option that targets the same factors involved in the development and progression of … Read more

National Women's Health Week

National Women’s Health Week

May 8th through the 14th is National Women’s Health Week. It’s a week-long observance that kicks off annually on Mother’s Day and encourages women to take care of themselves by prioritizing their health. Women often spend a lot of their time helping others and don’t take time for themselves. However, by focusing on good health, … Read more

The Patch vs. IUD: Which One Is Right for You?

Thanks to modern advances and research, there are now more options than ever for contraception. No longer are they just for preventing pregnancy. They can reduce PMS symptoms, help you have easier periods, and more. Gone are the days of the one-size-fits-all approach. Now, women also have the flexibility of choosing a birth control that … Read more

Types of Migraine Treatments

Types of Migraine Treatments

For some individuals, migraines are an occasional inconvenience they can easily tolerate. For others, it’s a devastating condition that severely impacts their daily actions and quality of life. With doctor guidance, a multi-facet approach using cutting-edge migraine treatments is helping individuals better manage their migraines. Acute: The First Signs of an Impending Migraine At the … Read more

Love your nexplanon implant but curious about the long term effects?

Nexplanon Implant: Extended Use, Safety, and More

Nexplanon is a contraceptive implant that’s taken the term “set-it-and-forget-it” to whole new heights. Aside from convenience, it’s one of the most effective options on the market. The concept of implantable birth control is proof of the innovation driving contraceptive research today. Here’s a closer look into the Nexplanon implant and why women may be … Read more

February 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers are the fastest-growing segment of jobs. Employers struggle to find available talent, yet women continue to be excluded from participating fully in science. International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGIS) is on February 11. It is a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women in science … Read more

Let's celebrate cervical health month

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Approximately 14,500 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer last year. Thanks to awareness events and programs centering around cervical health, the impact of this form of cancer has been dramatically reduced. Cervical Health Awareness Month occurs in January. It is one program that reminds women that cervical cancer is preventable with appropriate vaccinations and screenings. … Read more