October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, something that can be noted by all of the pink products that suddenly appear on shelves. For this reason, Malcolm Berman suggests that all women take a moment in October to perform a proper breast exam or have one done by a doctor. Malcolm Berman has been an important supporter of breast health in the Greater Baltimore area for over 15 years now, and through philanthropic giving has provided greater community support for women’s health.
In 1996, the financial gifts given by the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Charitable Foundation allowed the Greater Baltimore Medical Center to open the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center. At the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center, medical professionals assess women for breast cancer risk, and also diagnose and treat other breast conditions. Malcolm Berman believes that it is important for women to have a dedicated space like the Comprehensive Breast Care Center to receive treatment, particularly for delicate, personal medical conditions. Additionally, Malcolm Berman believes in the center’s mission of providing preventative care.
Another recommendation that Malcolm Berman issues in conjunction with the Comprehensive Breast Care Center and the Advanced Radiology Breast Imaging Center is that women of the appropriate age receive mammograms as part of their breast cancer awareness month preventative care. The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center works hard to get test results back to patients quickly to prevent undue worry and distress. This is also the case for more invasive tests like biopsies. For some women, mammogram results may be returned within hours if there is need for further testing; from mammogram to biopsy result can take less than 72 hours when working with the Comprehensive Breast Care Center. Malcolm Berman commends the Comprehensive Breast Care Center for this diligence and commitment to patient care.
Breast care, of course, goes beyond just breast cancer awareness month. At the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center, doctors focus on a range of interdisciplinary techniques when it comes to treatment. This holistic view of breast health has made the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center a nationwide leader when it comes to treating both benign and malignant breast diseases. The center has also received the highest accreditations nationally, including through the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. When you see pink everywhere, then, remember – it’s time to check on your breast health.