HEALTH ALERT!  For the safety of our patients and staff, effective March 30, 2020, new patients and patients with disabilities will be permitted one visitor over the age of 15. No other visitors will be permitted into the clinic.  Family members and caretakers may participate in the appointments remotely by phone or video conference if desired. Compass is working with other health care providers in the area to help contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus. We are taking active steps to minimize your exposure to the virus. These steps include screening everyone who enters the clinic for signs of illness, banning most visitors in the clinic, minimizing our own staffing and allowing some employees to work from home, and frequent sanitation of the clinic. We are using personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns, gloves, and face-shields according to national guidelines. We are working to identify those patients whose visits or treatments can be safely delayed, and we will notify you of this if you have an upcoming visit.  We ask that you stay home if you have fever and/or cough.

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Everything you need to know about breast cancer in men

Oct 25, 2019

When it comes to breast cancer awareness, it seems the overall education is geared towards breast cancer in women. Though breast cancer in men is very rare (less than 1 percent of all breast cancer diagnoses occur in men), it’s important to remember that both cis and transgender men can be diagnosed, too. 

“Breast cancer in men is uncommon, but that’s what makes it dangerous,” says Dr. Beatriz Amendola of the Innovative Cancer Institute in Miami, Florida. “Because breast cancer in males is so uncommon, it has been widely ignored by the public, the media, and many healthcare professionals.” 

Because of the dangerous lack of awareness, Dr. Amendola says that when men are finally diagnosed with breast cancer, “it tends to be at a more advanced stage than with breast cancer in women.” She notes that approximately 40 percent of men with breast cancer receive a diagnosis in stage 3 or stage 4, “when the disease has already spread to other parts of the body.” 

 

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