In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SCNM welcomed some amazing visitors to campus as the Nature's Answer Road2Wellness Tour came through Phoenix.
Nature’s Answer CEO Frank D’Amelio Jr. is leading a team of seven riders on a 4,000 mile, 16 day cross-country motorcycle tour to kick off a new partnership with the American Cancer Society and raise funds for cancer research. This is an amazing event to promote awareness and provide education to different communities. SCNM is honored to be one of the stops on the tour and to meet the amazing group of people from Nature's Answer that are participating in the ride.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer found in women behind skin cancer. Approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, with an estimated quarter million new cases of invasive breast cancer being diagnosed in 2017 in the US alone. This is why awareness, education and funding for research are so crucial. Regular women's wellness visits are important to aid in diagnosing breast cancer, and we also encourage women to practice self exams.
We spoke with SCNM President Dr. Paul Mittman at the event and he told us, "If you were to tell me 30 years ago that cancer would be a major focus for naturopathic medicine, I would have thought, I don't think so. As it turns out, more and more patients who are dealing with cancer are turning to this kind of medicine to deal with the side effects. Naturopathic doctors and medical doctors are working hand in hand to not just mitigate the side effects, but to improve outcomes too."
We wish the whole Road2Wellness team safe travels as they continue their journey!
To learn more about cancer prevention and treatment, contact the SCNM Medical Center.
Check out photos from the event below!