The CDC says each year about 255,000 women get breast cancer and 42,000 women die of the disease.  About 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the USA is found in a man.  Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older.  This is an important health topic in our area and today, the Breast Health Director at Adirondack Health, Dr. Emily Szczech discussed the challenges a breast cancer diagnosis presents in a rural area and what is being done at Adirondack Health in terms of patient education, preventative measures and caring treatment.  Click the button below for several of the slides from her presentation dack and Dr. Emily's contact information if you'd like to reach out.