October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in New Hampshire and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the state.* Since breast cancer can be detected early, it is essential for women to talk with their providers about appropriate screening.
NH CCC works collaboratively with partners to share resources and implement strategies that address breast and other cancers in New Hampshire. Our Equity Task Force is working to increase rates of mammography in women who have low educational attainment and low income.
Featured Partner: Dr. Roshani Patel
Dr. Roshani Patel is a fellowship trained breast surgeon at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester. She was recently elected to the NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration’s Board of Directors and named Chair of the newly formed Medical Advisory Committee.
“As the new State Chair for the American College of Surgeons COC, I look forward to meeting cancer liaisons at hospitals to gain a better understanding of challenges that health care organizations are dealing with in regards to access and resources,” Dr. Patel said.
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News and Events
Breast Cancer Gene Test Helps Predict Who Can Skip Chemo, NHPR, 9/28/15
FDA Orders 4 Cigarette Products Pulled From The Market, NHPR, 9/15/15
Sitting Too Much Increases Cancer Risk in Women, American Cancer Society, 7/16/15
Study: Teens using e-cigs much more likely to start smoking cigarettes, Washington Post, 9/8/15
High schoolers use e-cigarettes to vape marijuana, U.S. study, Reuters, 9/7/15