Details for AUBURN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - Ad from 2021-10-10

From left to right: Dr. Tanya Paul (OBGYN), Marilyn Degiovine (Patient), Scott Berlucchi (President & CEO), Dr. Ranjna Sharma Medical Director of Breast Cancer Program, Dr. Amy MacDonald, (OBGYN) BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH MORE THAN 250M+ WOMEN were diagnosed with cancer last year, according to the American Cancer Society. • More than a quarter of a million women in America were diagnosed with cancer last year, according to the American Cancer Society. • Breast Cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States. • In New York alone, an average of over 14,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. • An average of nearly 3,000 lose their battle with the disease each year, according to the New York State Department of Health. • In Central New York, an average of 865 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Nearly 160 die each year from breast cancer. MARILYN DEGIOVINE IS WINNING HER BATTLE “I am more than pleased with the care that I continue to receive from Dr. Sharma, Auburn Community Hospital, and the Upstate Cancer Center. The mammography technologists at Auburn Community Hospital are so thoughtful and very accommodating to my needs. Dr. Sharma is a wonderful surgeon who takes the time to listen to my concerns and explain everything in detail. She is so compassionate and If I need her, all I have to do is call her. I just started my first radiation treatment with Auburn and Upstate and I am feeling very optimistic because of the the quality of care I have received from everyone.” - Breast Cancer patient at Auburn Community Hospital and Upstate Cancer Center LET OUR WOMEN’S HEALTH EXPERTS HELP YOU Women who get regularly screened for breast cancer have a 47% lower risk of dying from the disease compared to those who don’t. Breast cancer deaths have been declining since 1990 thanks to early detection, better screening, increased awareness, and new treatment options.