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VOLUME 34, NUMBER 22 OCTOBER 14 – 27, 2021
LET NOTHING STOP YOU FROM
beating Breast Cancer
and other special occasions.
While COVID-19 has dominated our lives
for nearly two years now, we must not forget
the dangers of breast cancer that have always
been in the background of the global pandemic.
The disease continues to afflict close to
3 million women and men in America each
year, and a horrific side effect of the pandemic
has been delays in proper testing and
treatment for breast cancer.
Time is critical in the fight against breast
cancer. Every week or month a case goes
undiagnosed could mean the
difference between life and
death. Simply put, the earlier
breast cancer is detected,
the better the odds are of
As we finally get closer
to the day that we put
COVID-19 behind us, we
must redouble our focus
If you are at higher risk of contracting
breast cancer due to family history or other
factors, make sure you self-test and see your
Physicians, nurses and radiologists all
across the city are doing everything they can
to make their facilities safe. Let them help
you and provide the best care possible so you
can live the longest, healthiest life you can.
Lastly, if you haven’t received a COVID-19
vaccine yet, please get one so you can protect
yourself, your loved ones and all those caring
for breast cancer survivors.
We can beat COVID-19 and breast cancer
together. Let’s continue staying strong, proud
Your health is everything to us
W e ’re honored once again to commemorate
Breast Cancer Awareness
Month this October by presenting you with
our annual “pink paper” dedicated to those
fighting breast cancer, and designed to help
you overcome this killer illness.
This year’s special issue comes at a
remarkable time in our history. The vaccination
effort is continuing to help our society
overcome COVID-19, one rolled up sleeve at
a time. Society is reopening piece by piece
and day by day — we’re all getting back to
the lives we used to enjoy,
full of family
This week’s Pink Paper, in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is sponsored by MetroPlusHealth.
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