Archive for November, 2017

VIDEO: Comcast Interviews PBCC on Importance of 3D Mammograms

Posted By on November 30th, 2017 at 10:41 am | 0 comments.

PBCC President and Founder Pat Halpin-Murphy recently sat down with Jill Horner of Comcast Newsmakers to talk about the importance of free 3D mammography and early detection of breast cancer.

3D screening mammograms are FREE for all women insured under Pennsylvania law. Thanks to Governor Tom Wolf, PA is the first state in the nation to offer this technology at no additional cost to the woman. So… why not get one?

3D mammograms offer better detection and fewer callbacks. The PA Breast Cancer Coalition provides the only online database of 3D mammography centers in the state, by location. Currently, 213 facilities in Pennsylvania offer 3D mammograms. Click here to find a center near you.

FDA Approves Pill for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Posted By on November 7th, 2017 at 10:06 am | 0 comments.

Patients with metastatic breast cancer have a new FDA-approved treatment option. Federal regulators approved the drug, Verzenio, which blocks enzymes that promote the growth of cancer cells for women with HR-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. This new drug is targeted specifically for survivors who have not responded to hormone therapy.

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