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Breast Cancer: Understanding the Latest Diagnostics and Treatments

Join Lexington Medical Center and Dr. Ronald G. Myatich from Southern Surgical Group on Monday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. for a free Physician Lecture Series at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, SC.

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Breast Cancer: Understanding the Latest Diagnostics and Treatment

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present its monthly physician lecture on Monday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. inside the Lexington Medical Park 1 Auditorium on the hospital campus. This month’s topic is “Breast Cancer: Understanding the Latest Diagnostics and Treatment.” Ronald G. Myatich, MD, FACS, of Southern Surgical Group at Lexington Medical Center will give the presentation. It’s free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and light refreshments will be served.

Myatich_RonaldDuring the lecture, Dr. Myatich will discuss the history of breast cancer treatment, current screening and treatment options, and the future of breast cancer treatment.

breast x-rayStatistics show that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Lexington Medical Center diagnoses approximately 250 breast cancer patients each year. The hospital’s breast program has accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lexington Medical Center has four Women’s Imaging centers and a mobile mammography van, all offering digital mammography. Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program also has accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present a monthly lecture series featuring physicians speaking out medical topics that are important to our community. For the calendar of future events, visit LexMed.com.

Preventing Cancer With A Healthy Diet

by Morgan Robbins, RD, LD at LMC

Research suggests that one-third of all cancers are preventable. Through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes you can protect yourself from developing cancer. The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) suggests nine ways to reduce your risk for cancer:

belly1. Maintain a healthy weight- Visit the Centers for Disease Control’s Healthy Weight Assessment to see what weight category you fall under. Keep in mind BMI is not a suitable indicator for all populations.

2. MOVE- Participate in some type of physical activity at least 30 minutes daily. Try parking at the opposite end of the parking lot, or squeeze in a walk on your lunch break.

3. Choose less calorie-dense foods- Low calorie-dense foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, contain little added fats and sugar.

4. Follow a plant-based diet- Plant based diets can help lower your risk for cancer; focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes.

wine glass15. Eat less red and processed meats- Aim for less than 18 ounces of cooked red/processed meats such as bologna, hot dogs, bacon, sausage and deli meats per week.

6. Cut down on alcohol- One drink per day for women, two drinks per day for men and no- you cannot save all of your drinks for the weekend.

7. Eat less salt- Limit processed foods and foods that contain excess salt, get rid of the salt shaker and replace it with fresh herbs and spices.

8. Don’t rely on dietary supplements- Chose a diet rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants rather than relying on vitamins and supplements.

breastfeeding_29. Breastfeed your baby if possible- Breastfeeding can help protect Mom from cancer while baby reaps all the benefits.