Early Signs of Breast Cancer

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Nadia Cavner, a resident of Springfield, Missouri, currently leads the Nadia Cavner Group, a financial services company. In an effort to give back to her community, she has supported local soup kitchens and foundations that advocate for breast cancer awareness and research.

As with most cancers, early detection is a crucial element of successful breast cancer treatment. Women of all ages should regularly check their breasts for changes that may indicate an illness, such as a lump or mass within the breast or under the arm. There are a variety of physical changes beyond lumps and knots that should be brought to the attention of a physician as well.

Any discoloration of the skin, including redness or darkening, may signal a health concern. Sensations of swelling or unusual warmth can be further evidence of a medical issue. The skin around the breasts is not the only area that should be carefully monitored. Any type of rash or pain in the nipples can serve as a warning sign for breast cancer, particularly if the pain does not subside after a few days. Any combination of these symptoms should be brought to the attention of a physician.

Women Afforded Free Mammography Screenings through BCFO

Nadia Cavner, president of the Nadia Cavner Group, is a seasoned financial investment consultant who advises high-net national and international clients and manages millions of dollars of assets. A resident of Springfield, Missouri, Nadia Cavner was listed in U.S. Banker Magazine as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking and has been acknowledged many times for her generous philanthropic work. Throughout her career, she has provided support to a variety of charitable organizations, including the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO).

BCFO provides funding and resources to help meet the needs of individuals with breast cancer. The organization advocates prevention by providing free screening mammography to anyone who qualifies. Both uninsured and underinsured women who are residents of Southwest Missouri or the Joplin area are encouraged to take advantage of this assistance to help in the fight to eliminate breast cancer. Statistics have proven that early detection can save lives.

Numerous medical facilities in the program area collaborate with BCFO to provide the mammography screenings. Applicants should have a personal or clinic physician to review the report and should have had a recent clinical breast exam.

BCFO is a nonprofit organization promoting breast cancer awareness through education programs, support networks, diagnosis, and treatment. For more information, visit the website at BCFO.org.

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention

Throughout her career, Nadia Cavner has been featured on a host of prestigious lists recognizing superior financial advisors. Outside of her work, Nadia Cavner serves as a trustee of the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.

There are numerous ways individuals can advocate for breast cancer awareness and support the initiatives established by local and national breast cancer foundations. For example, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., along with a number of similar organizations, accepts direct donations that help women in need afford potentially lifesaving mammograms. The foundation also helps individuals get involved with local charities and establish their own unique charities to benefit breast cancer awareness, prevention, and treatment. To make volunteering easy, the organization provides two programs: the Virtual Volunteer Program, whereby people can use social media to promote awareness and offer prevention tips, and the Outreach Volunteer Program, which is a more traditional, hands-on experience.