Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. There isn’t one day in October for to bring awareness to the disease, the entire month is dedicated to making people aware of the importance of preventing the disease.
When is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
The entire month of October is dedicated to bringing awareness to the disease.
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What Can You Do to Bring Awareness?
- Ask doctors and nurses to speak to women about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.
- Encourage women ages 40 to 49 to talk with their doctors about when to start getting mammograms.
- Organize an event to talk with women ages 50 to 74 about getting mammograms every 2 years.
Breast Cancer Awareness Facts:
- This is one of the most common kind of cancer in women.
- About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
- Most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.
- A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.
- Make an appointment for your mammogram or encourage a loved one to have their annual mammogram ASAP!
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