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Marcellus Family Medicine
28 1/2 East Main Street | Marcellus NY 13108 | Phone: (315) 673-9926 | Fax: (315) 673-1340
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


National Breast Cancer Awareness month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Breas Cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found early and treated. The first line of detection is self-breast exams on a monthly basis. Women should also have a yearly mammogram screening. Women usually start getting mammograms at around age 40 unless there is a family history then it may be at an earlier age.  Male breast cancer in men is rare, but still possible, and generally overlooked.

During the month of October there are many events throughout the community that take place to help with the awareness of breast cancer and to help support the many different organizations and people who either suffer from breast cancer or are breast cancer survivors.

Some counties have programs for women that either have no insurance or are under insured that allows them to get free/reduced cost clinical breast exams & mammograms. If you are in need of help please contact your local health department to see if they offer this program. With October being Breas Cancer Awareness month it’s a great time to have your screening done as it’s a national reminder every year.

Marcellus Family Medicine is also offering the flu shot for the 2018-2019 season. Please call the office today at 315-673-9926 to schedule your flu shot today.  



Children entering grades pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11 will need a physical for school. This was changed effective for the 2018/2019 school year so please take note and call the office as soon as possible to get the physicals scheduled today
Also, children ages 11yrs old will need an updated Adacel (tetanus), Entering 6/7th grade & 12th grade will need Menactra (meningitis) immunization

Please don't hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns. We are here for your healthcare needs.

Health News
Path to Obesity May Start in Preschool

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 Preschoolers who quickly pack on pounds may be at particular risk of becoming obese teenagers, a large new study finds.

Experts said the results point to a critical "window" in early childhood --... Read the full article

Alzheimer's Gene Tied to 'Chemo Brain' in Breast Cancer Survivors

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many older breast cancer patients might worry that they will be struck by "chemo brain" after their treatments, but a new study suggests that only those who carry a gene linked to Alzheimer's face that ri... Read the full article

How Much He Sleeps May Affect His Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 Getting too little or too much sleep can affect stroke risk, depending on a man's race, researchers say.

"These results suggest that short and long sleep duration may have different consequences ... Read the full article

Science Says 'Hug It Out'

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 Hugs.

Everyone knows they feel good, but new research shows they really can take the edge off of interpersonal conflicts.

Assessing more than 400 adults, scientists found that getting a... Read the full article

Acne's Stigma Can Take a Big Mental Toll

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 The impact of acne is more than skin-deep, and often disrupts sleep and well-being, scientists have found.

Researchers in Ireland report that perceived social stigma diminishes quality of life f... Read the full article

Sexual Assault Has Long-Term Mental, Physical Impact

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 Decades-old allegations of sexual assault have consumed the nation for the past two weeks, as the Senate, the FBI and the public wrestle with what it all may mean for both the U.S. Supreme Court and Americ... Read the full article

Could Diet Affect Breast Cancer Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 Like the human gut, the breast gland has a "microbiome" that's influenced by diet, new animal research suggests.

Although the findings are preliminary, scientists hope their work might someday im... Read the full article

What Did Americans Eat Today? A Third Would Say Fast Food

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 Americans' love affair with fast food continues, with 1 in every 3 adults chowing down on the fare on any given day.

That's the finding from a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control a... Read the full article


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