Friday, November 17, 2017

Caring Causes: Brem Foundation (Cancer Screening)

Even though breast cancer awareness month has passed, that doesn’t mean that it should be forgotten for another year. While many women can get mammograms free of cost even without insurance, the follow-up exams, biopsies, MRIs and more that may follow abnormal mammogram results are not free, and can be both emotionally and financially devastating.
Why not consider giving the gift of early detection this holiday season to those who may not be able to afford it, or in honor of someone who has battled breast cancer? The Brem Foundation, a non-profit maximizing women’s chances of finding an early, curable breast cancer through education, access, and physician-training, is offering an easy way to donate on the Brem Foundation website so you know exactly what your money is going.
  • $290 buys a diagnostic mammogram
  • $483 buys a core needle biopsy
  • $1,084 buys a breast MRI
A little more about the Brem Foundation:
The Brem Foundation is inspired by Dr. Brem’s mission and life story. Dr. Brem’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33, and given six months to live. She lived for 43 more years. Inspired by her mother, Dr. Brem went to medical school to specialize in Radiology and Breast Imaging, and diagnosed her own breast cancer at age 37. She is still one of the leading breast-imagers in the world today. Her daughter Andrea, now CEO of the Brem Foundation, decided she would not be the third-generation to get breast cancer in her thirties, and at age 30, she had prophylactic double mastectomies.

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