October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know that about 1 in 8 women in the United States are expected to develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime? It is estimated that in 2018 there will be 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer. Despite these serious and concerning numbers, many still may not know much about breast cancer, the risks and what help is available to patients. For many, the only thing they may know about breast cancer is the iconic pink ribbon, that they’re able to donate occasionally at supermarkets, or they may know of a breast cancer run.
To assist in raising awareness about Breast Cancer, we invited one of our long-time patients and our friend, Ms. Felecia to share a brief portion of her story with you today along with how massage therapy helped her during her treatment.
In April, 2006 I discovered a lump in the upper part of my chest. I immediately notified my doctor who scheduled an appointment with Karmanos. After a biopsy, I was diagnosed with Stage I Breast Cancer. My treatment included eight rounds of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation.
During this time, Sianna Muscles in Motion was part of my treatment plan. Katrina was very knowledgeable in the area of treatment. She provided me with therapeutic massages, relaxation techniques, good food choices and great conversation. Her staff was very supportive and always offered encouraging words. Karen offered skin products which soothed my skin after radiation.
Everyone I refer loves the service and treatments. I have been a client for over seventeen years and will never forget the support and comfort I received from Sianna Muscles in Motion.
We thank Ms. Felecia for taking the time to share her experience with you today. To learn more about Breast Cancer including the symptoms, treatment, and how to lower your risk we invite you to visit BreastCancer.org .