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A new breast cancer program at Vista

The Vista Medical Center East in Illinois is starting a new breast cancer program called the Vista Breast Health Program, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

“The human touch is powerful and it is one of the first things you’ll notice when you visit one of our four screening and diagnostic centers. Our dedicated physicians, nurses, and technologists are sensitive to each patient’s needs, making certain they feel comfortable throughout the care process," said Nancy Herchenbach, a registered nurse and the executive director of oncology services at Vista.

According to the news source, 80 to 85 percent of women with breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease. Thus, early detection is crucial for preventing the spread of breast cancer.

The American Cancer Society recommends that all women over the age of 40 receive yearly mammograms. More than 200,000 women were newly diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.
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