Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an important event for the
entire healthcare sector, which is why we are taking a moment this month to
emphasize the importance of early screening and other forms of detection. The
American Cancer Society estimates that over 40,000 women will die from the
condition just this year, and it is known to affect roughly 1 in 8 women during
the course of their lifetime. Almost everyone knows or will eventually know
someone who has struggled with this disease, and treating it takes a team
The most efficient method of detection is self-screening,
which when conducted regularly, can be lifesaving. A self-exam is the best way
to know whether there is something that your doctor should look at. Mammograms
are also vital, and women over 40 heavily encouraged to make sure that they
schedule them every year.
When detected early, most forms of breast cancer are very
treatable, partially due to the heavy investment in research and detection that
Breast Cancer Awareness Month has brought to the struggle against this disease.
That research has not only led to more effective treatments, either. It has
also led to better support through other health services.
Oral Hygiene and
Many breast cancer treatments have side effects that can
pose special challenges for a patient’s oral health
, which is why it is
important to choose a general dentist in Chandler, AZ
who understands these challenges. These side effects can
Bone loss affecting teeth and gums
Tissue tenderness and bleeding
Increased risks of oral infection
Breast cancer is a serious condition that affects every
aspect of a patient’s health, and Dr. William Walden and the staff of Walden
Dentistry want to lend our support and our voices to raise awareness for those
currently fighting and for those who have already fought this disease.
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