Puget Sound Women’s Show

Puget Sound Women’s Show Goes Red

Saturday, February 8th, 11am-4pm

Tacoma Mall’s Macy’s Court

Tacoma Mall and ShowCase Magazine and the American Heart Association co-host the Puget Sound Women’s Show. This heart felt event focuses on having fun and loving yourself!

Imagine the bliss evoked while having a free chair massage and hand aroma therapy…ohhhh la la! Discovering cutting edge health knowledge, great wellness and beauty advice and new fashion ideas. The American Heart Association will share a story of heart felt challenge and change.

The first two hundred and fifty ladies to register receive a FREE gift bag and are entered to win an overnight stay and dinner at the award-winning Alderbrook Resort and Spa. The resort was selected as the best resort by Evening Magazine in 2009 and was awarded four crowns by Northstar Media Travel.

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Eight Tips for Breast Cancer Prevention

As you may know, 1 in 8 women are impacted by breast cancer in their lifetime, as it’s the most common cancer in American women. Knowing that this is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, treatment is most successful when breast cancer is detected early.

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Dr. David White, MD, FACS from Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed) offers his insight into common misconceptions, for men and women, regarding breast cancer risks, facts and signs. Additionally, he shared that PacMed follows the American Cancer Society guidelines for breast cancer. 

Dr. White is a surgeon at PacMed’s Canyon Park, First Hill and Northgate clinics and shares 8 tips regarding breast cancer prevention:  

  1. Women with a family history, particularly with a genetic component should see their primary care physician at least 10 years before the onset of the family member’s cancer to discuss and evaluate.
  2. Breast cancer in younger women is on the rise.
  3. Men can get breast cancer as well and approximately 1 percent of breast cancer patients are male. Symptoms for men include breast pain or mass, nipple changes, including discharge/blood and breast enlargement. Men who have a family member with a genetic form of breast cancer are at increased risk.
  4. Current treatments are focused on breast conservation when appropriate, which greatly reduces the physical and psychological challenges of surgery.
  5. See your physician if you have the following: breast masses or bloody/black nipple discharge. Changes in your own breasts should be taken seriously.
  6. Breast cancer screening guidelines are variable, so patients must discuss a breast screening plan individualized for them.
  7. Currently, there are many genetic associated breast cancers to scan for.
  8. New mammographic techniques have improved the sensitivity of mammograms.

Dr. David M. White, MD, FACS is a surgeon at Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed) practicing at Canyon Park, First Hill and Northgate clinics. Dr. White has been recognized for many years as one of Seattle’s Top Doctors and is passionate about reflux disease, colorectal cancer and breast disease. Additionally, Dr. White is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. In his spare time, you can find him bicycling, traveling and exploring surgical education.