SOURCE: EmpowHER

EmpowHER

October 01, 2010 16:01 ET

EmpowHER Offers FREE Resources on the Latest Breast Cancer Treatment Information

Hundreds of Thousands of U.S. Women Will Be Diagnosed With Breast Cancer This Year, Learn More About Treatments for the Disease

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - October 1, 2010) - In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, EmpowHER is offering free access to world-class health information through a special breast cancer treatment resource page on the site. With technology constantly changing and continuous study, advances in medicine always follow, and EmpowHER is sharing this information in order to help women with the disease to take greater control of their own health.

According The American Cancer Society, about 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women will be diagnosed in the United States in 2010. Breast cancer continues to be the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Death rates from breast cancer have been steadily declining in the last 20 years, which is believed to be because of early detection, awareness and better treatment options available. Currently in the United States, there are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors.

Articles on EmpowHER's resource page include:
Three New Technologies for Beating Breast Cancer
Radiation Effective Soon After Breast Cancer Surgery
Peaches and Plums May Replace Chemotherapy

For more articles, go to EmpowHER's breast cancer resource page.

"We are on the cusp of a new era in the treatment of breast cancer, from nipple-sparring mastectomy to radiation of the breast during surgery, among others," said Dr. Jay Harness, EmpowHER Medical Advisory Board Member and Director at St. Joseph Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center in Orange, California. "What this means to the patient is significant, in terms of reducing the amount of time it may take to effectively treat breast cancer to improving outcomes for all women who are diagnosed."

"Knowledge is key when fighting breast cancer," said Michelle King Robson, EmpowHER's Founder, Chairperson and CEO. "By understanding your family history and having access to the resources for the latest health information, women will have greater control over their treatment and overall health," added Robson.

About EmpowHER
EmpowHER is an award-winning health media company for women. The Company's website provides visitors access to one of the largest women's health and wellness content libraries on the web, as well as the largest online community of women discussing their health and wellness issues. EmpowHER promotes a "24 Hour Promise" to its visitors, who can come to the site, ask any health question and receive a response within 24 hours. Health and wellness marketers and agency professionals rely on EmpowHER for reaching the most influential health and wellness buying audience on the Internet -- women. Millions of women visit EmpowHER.com every year, making it one of the largest and fastest-growing resources dedicated exclusively to women's health and wellness. For more, visit www.empowher.com.

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