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MD Anderson in Sugar Land Brightens Sugar Land Town Square with Pink Lighting in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MD Anderson News Release 09/26/11

The MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Sugar Land will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month by lighting the Plaza and fountain in Sugar Land Town Square pink Saturday, October 1 from 7-10 p.m. during the free Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra performance.  

"It is a pleasure for the MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Sugar Land to host this unique community event, an event that celebrates survivorship, reminds us of those who have lost their battle and encourages every woman to be properly screened for breast cancer," says Janet Tu, M.D., assistant professor, general oncology at the MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Sugar Land.  

MD Anderson physicians and staff will be on hand during the event to pass out free educational materials and pink glow necklaces to spread the light of breast cancer awareness and hope.

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women. In 2010 an estimated 207,090 new breast cancer cases occurred in women in the United States, and about 2,000 new breast cancer cases in men.  Early detection is an individual's best chance with the breast cancer survival rate of 96%. Women should get annual mammograms and clinical breast exams at age 40 and older.

The MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Sugar Land, located on the campus of St. Luke's Sugar Land Hospital, provides surgical oncology, medical oncology, hematology and radiation oncology services; outpatient chemotherapy; social work counseling; and on-site pharmacy, nutrition and laboratory services.

To learn more about the MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Sugar Land visit www.MDAnderson.org/SugarLand. 09/26/11

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