October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
We at CrossMedia want to celebrate the courageous women who have fought this battle and many who continue to fight it today. We also want to encourage ladies everywhere to get screened, do self-examinations, pay attention to your bodies and seek help as soon as you notice anything that is out of the ordinary. We love you and wish nothing but the best of health, happiness and prosperity!
How You Can Help
Barbados Cancer Society Breast Screening Programme!
Screening For Early Detection
Early detection saves lives
Screening uses tests and exams to find a disease before it becomes symptomatic. The earlier cancer in the breast is detected the better the prognosis!
How Often Should I Get Tested?
The American Cancer Society recommends the following testing frequencies –
Women between 40 and 44
have the option to start screening with a mammogram every year.
Women 45 to 54
should get mammograms every year.
Women 55 and older
can switch to screening every other year, or they can continue yearly screenings
Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live at least 10 more years.
Getting screened is more accessible than you might think!
In Barbados Screening is provided through the Barbados Cancer Society. Or speak to your doctor for more screening options.
Barbados Cancer Society Contact Info
TEL: (246) 436-8888
Dr. Kimberley King
Click the button below to download Dr. King’s fact sheet and learn more about what you can do to prevent getting breast cancer.
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In Loving Memory
This year we honour the memory of Agnes Simon. Agnes is the late aunt of a CrossMedia team member. Diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the age of 30. Agnes had a mastectomy and was able to enjoy 8 years with friends and family before passing at the age of 38.
Forever loved and remembered by her brothers and sisters – Lauchland, Catherine, Charlie, Viola, Veronica and Maria, and by other family and friends.
This is an initiative of CrossMedia LLC in the United States and our sister company CrossMedia Inc. in Barbados.
We thank all our clients who participated in our efforts to bring awareness to this cause!