Breast cancer awareness subject of UT Matters

October 28, 2009 | Features, UToday
By Sara Fagerman



UT Matters is a partnership with The Blade and Buckeye CableSystem to bring the community health science education and the latest news about how University of Toledo faculty, staff and students are changing Toledo and how the community can be a part of it.

Esther Fabian, director of health-care marketing at UT Medical Center, fought breast cancer and won.

Esther Fabian, director of health-care marketing at UT Medical Center, fought breast cancer and won.

This month’s UT Matters topic is increasing awareness about breast cancer and women’s health.

“In June, I found a lump. I do not have a family history of breast cancer, but I still got it,” said Esther Fabian, cancer survivor and director of health-care marketing at The University of Toledo Medical Center.

The American Cancer Society recommends women between the ages of 20 and 30 have a clinical breast exam at least every three years. When they reach age 40, women should have a clinical breast exam and mammogram every year.

“Every woman should seek a physician who listens to her concerns and is an advocate for her well-being,” said Dr. Donna Woodson, director of women’s health at UT Medical Center. “Her physician should be up-to-date in evidence-based medicine and testing interventions and should provide comprehensive care, not only for disease prevention, but for wellness promotion.”

There are many reasons patients get a higher degree of healing at UT Medical Center. “The availability of multiple specialists in one location offers a complete package for excellent, coordinated and gender-specific care for women of all ages,” Woodson said.

To learn more about comprehensive women’s health services at UT Medical Center, call 877.451.2299 or visit UTMatters.com.