InFocus: Breast cancer awareness

As part of October's Breast Cancer Awareness month, 22News has partnered with Cooley Dickinson Hospital to support the GO PINK CAMPAIGN, on Monday, October 24.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be a quarter of a million new cases of invasive breast cancer this year among American women.  Men can also have breast cancer, but it's more rare.

This Sunday on 22News InFocus the topic will be breast cancer.  Our guest will be Dr. Michelle Helms, a surgeon at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.  We'll learn about the latest technology in detection, how breast cancer is diagnosed and treated, and when women should begin getting exams.  We'll also discuss what can be done to help reduce your risk of developing this disease.

If you're concerned about breast cancer or want more information about this disease, be sure to watch 22News InFocus this Sunday at noon. And if you miss it, you can find the program in its entirety on our web site at WWLP.com.

As part of October's Breast Cancer Awareness month, 22News has partnered with Cooley Dickinson Hospital to support the GO PINK CAMPAIGN, on Monday, October 24. The GO PINK initiative was created to highlight the importance of early detection. We encourage you discuss this important issue with your family and friends, and your doctor. Schedule an appointment to find out the risks and your best options for an early detection test. You can find more information about Cooley Dickinson's breast cancer testing and treatment here.

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