We want to remind everyone that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please help in spreading the word to increase awareness of the disease and in raising funds for research in its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About one in eight women born today in the US will get breast cancer at some point. Breast cancer is not exclusive to women and men can have it as well.
The good news is that people can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram, can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. If you are 50 to 74 years old, it is suggested to have screening mammograms every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.
We want to spread the word about importance of mammograms and encourage everyone to get involved. Pink is the color of choice in promoting breast cancer awareness. In October a variety of events will take place around the world including walks and runs, the pink illumination of landmark buildings, and even comic strip artists will use pink. We hope you will join in.