Friday, September 12, 2014

October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women. According to statistics, 1 out of 8 women born today in the U.S. will develop breast cancer.

The good news is that breast cancer is no longer a death sentence. With the help of technology and the latest in modern medicine, the survival rate for women is pretty high if the disease is detected early through mammograms. A mammogram is screening test for breast cancer -- making it easier to treat.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great way to encourage women to get mammograms and to do regular self-exams at home. Early detection is key to breast cancer survival. During the month of October, do your part to spread the word about mammograms and encourage your friends, communities and local organization to get involved.

How can you spread the word?

1. Plan a breast cancer event in your community.
2. Encourage women over 40 to talk to their doctors about getting tested.
3. Volunteer or donate money to a breast cancer awareness campaign.

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