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Real Men Wear Pink Campaign

The Free Press WV

Medical professionals with the Cecil B. Highland, Jr. & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at United Hospital Center (UHC) will unite to fight breast cancer with the American Cancer Society through participation in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.

Throughout the month of October, these medical professionals will wear pink every day, while making a difference in the fight against breast cancer as they participate in fund-raising events that support programs and services that aim to improve the quality of life for women with breast cancer and their families.

“This is a great opportunity for the cancer center at UHC to provide hope and find ways to increase both awareness and funding for this important cause,” said Linda Carte, RN, MSN, AOCN, vice president of oncology and post-acute care at UHC. “We are so proud of these gentlemen for helping to make a difference in North Central West Virginia.”

Cancer center participants include:

  • Scott Harding, RN, OCN, oncology navigator
  • Shamsher Ali, MD, oncologist
  • Michael A. Stewart, MD, radiation oncologist
  • Gary Arnett, RTT, Radiation Oncology
  • Owais Rafique, practice administrator
  • Salman S. Osman, MD, oncologist
  • Paul M. Brager, MD, oncologist
  • David McRobie, RN, Infusion Center

According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2018, an estimated 266,120 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and an estimated 40,920 will die from the disease this year. Breast cancer is the second

leading cause of cancer death in women, and it is the most common cancer diagnosed in women other than skin cancer.

--> Thursday, October 11, 2018
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