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Affirmations Offers Self-Breast Exam 101 Session With Gyneca

By |2018-01-10T10:35:47-05:00January 10th, 2018|Ferndale, Michigan, Neighborhoods, News|

Rarely are formal medical examinations comfortable, but seeing a qualified medical practitioner is key to maintaining good health and preventing the spread of potentially deadly diseases. Luckily, even for those without access to a doctor, there are steps that one can take to screen for abnormalities.
Affirmations in Ferndale is teaming up with Gyneca Health Educators Detroit, a group that teaches medical students how to make medical examinations more comfortable, to teach people about the importance of self-breast examinations. As a part of its Healthy Living Series, on Saturday, Jan. 13, Affirmations is inviting anyone, regardless of gender identity or expressions, to join a Gyneca representative in learning about breast health and disease prevention. In the Journal of Women’s Health, a 2011 study found that self-detection remains an important means of cancer detection for U.S. women. The research found that 25 percent of women asked were able to detect breast cancers through self-examination, while 18 percent did so by accident. In addition, 57 percent of women in that study reported a detection method of breast cancer other than traditional mammographic examination.
Self-Breast Exam 101 with Gyneca will be held at Affirmations at 10 a.m. to Noon at 290 W. 9 Mile Road, Ferndale. More information about the event can be found online at The event’s contact for questions is Heather Aymer, who can be reached at [email protected] or at 248-398-7105.

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