Since 2001, Floyd Medical Center has focused on breast health awareness each October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, because the statistics are staggering.
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. That means each of us likely knows someone: a wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, niece, cousin or friend who has been or will be affected by the disease. When discovered and treated early, breast cancer has a 5-year survival rate of 98 percent.
The Rome News-Tribune will return to its regular colors on Tuesday, but publisher Otis M. Raybon Jr. said he hopes the community’s awareness of cancer, especially breast cancer, and the top quality of care available in Northwest Georgia continues beyond today.