OCTOBER: Breath Cancer Awareness Month


Breast cancer awareness:  Is an effort to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of breast cancer through education on symptoms and treatment. Supporters hope that greater knowledge will lead to earlier detection of breast cancer, which is associated with higher long-term survival rates, and that money raised for breast cancer will produce a reliable, permanent cure.

Breast cancer advocacy and awareness efforts are a type of health advocacy. Breast cancer advocates raise funds and lobby for better care, more knowledge, and more patient empowerment. They may conduct educational campaigns or provide free or low-cost services. Breast cancer culture, sometimes called pink ribbon culture, is the cultural outgrowth of breast cancer advocacy, the social movement that supports it, and the larger women’s health movement.

The pink ribbon is the most prominent symbol of breast cancer awareness, and in many countries the month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Some national breast cancer organizations receive substantial financial support from corporate sponsorships.

We encourage women to get a mammogram.  A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. Doctors use a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer. Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt.

Antelope Valley Hospital: Nurses Strikes Ends



Approximately 1,000 at The Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) ended their 24-hour strike.
This was the first of its kind of AVH’s 61-year history.

The California Nurses Association (CNA), who represents the nurses, reported that contract negotiations between the nurses are aimed to bring attention to the concerns of safe staffing and retention of experienced nurses.



The American Cancer Society:  ACS recommend yearly mammogram screening.  Starting at the age of 45.  The United States Preventive Service task force (USPSTF) believe women between the age 50 and 74 should have a mammogram every two years.

If you have a family history of breast cancer you are encourage to have a mammogram yearly.

All adult women should do self-exams at least once a month.

1. Lying flat
2. In front of a mirror
3. While in the shower

Things to look for:

1.  Swelling of all or part of the breast
2.  Skin irritation
3.  Discharge other that breast milk
4.  A nipple retraction (Breast turning inward)
5.  Pain in the nipple or breast

Mammogram are X-Ray of the breast.  The are often used for screening for breast cancer.

Talk to your doctor and keep all schedule appointments.  For more information contact The American Cancer Society.Com





I Heart AV:  Be A Part of The AV Movement.  We need you!  We are looking for residents from all of the surrounding areas of the Antelope Valley to start a movement that will make our neighborhoods stronger & better.

Join us!  Every Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at AVPH-44226 10th Street West, Lancaster CA 93534.

For More Information Contact:

Rebecca Fox-661-225-7642
Sonja Bosum-661-547-9885
Socorro Farlas-559-403-6156
Shawntee Dilworth-661-723-6617

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Fatality:  A car fatality in Lancaster on avenue K & 20th Street East.  A man driving a black vehicle hit a tree as he was driving out of control.  It is believed that speed was a factor as it is still under investigation.  Edison Worker Killed.

Three bystanders assisted the driver trapped inside his vehicle.   Authorities arrived along with paramedics.  The man was pronounced  deceased at the scene.