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ABC40 In-Depth: Fighting Breast Cancer





SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Over 200,000 people will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2012 alone.

The CDC says that it’s also the most frequently occurring cancer among women of all races and Hispanic origin populations.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and ABC40 wants to help you get answers to your questions.

Monday night, starting on ABC40 News at 5, experts from the Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Baystate Health were here to answer your questions LIVE.

From screening and diagnosis, to treatment and research, our panel helped dozens of you get answers you need surrounding this disease.

Dr. Deborah Katz, Oncologist – Baystate Medical Center

Sandra Hubbard, NP – Baystate Comprehensive Breast Center

Dr. Holly Mason, Surgeon – Baystate Medical Center

Dr. James Stewart, Oncologist, Chief of Hematology & Oncology – Baystate Medical Center

On Sunday, October 28, thousands of walkers will converge on Springfield and Greenfield for the 19th Annual Rays of Hope Walk. All money raised is kept locally to fund research right here in the Pioneer Valley.

There is still time to register to walk, or donate to a friend that may be walking. Visit their website to register or for more information.

OTHER LOCAL RESOURCES:

Baystate Comprehensive Breast Center

The Pink Petal, South Hadley

Cancer House of Hope, Springfield & Westfield

Good Wishes Scarves

Cancer Connection, Northampton


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