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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Each October, the breast cancer community gathers to raise awareness and garner support for the fight against breast cancer. There are many ways to support the more than 232,340 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Below is a round up of events and resources in the Columbus area.

  • Get Active. On October 27, The American Cancer Society will host the 2013 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Columbus. The 3 to 5 mile walk will also feature a Fight Back Dance Line organized by the ACS. For more information, click here.
  • Focus on Wellness. The Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio hosts multiple programs and services for women undergoing breast cancer treatment on healthy living, stress management and exercise. Their bi-monthly newsletter features regular special programs for patients and their families.
  • Get Connected. Columbus CyberKnife’s hospital partner, Mount Carmel, hosts regular support groups for breast cancer patients. They also offer a Pink Link mobile App, which helps women schedule and manage appointments for mammograms and gives reminders for breast-self exams. For more information, visit Mount Carmel’s Women’s Health page.

Columbus CyberKnife treats certain metastases with stereotactic body radiation therapy using CyberKnife® technology. Our center is proud to provide a treatment option to breast cancer patients whose cancer has spread to other areas such as the brain or lungs. Read more about the CyberKnife treatment process here.