October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.
Breast cancer is the second 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. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
Millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment.How can you make a difference? Use these resources and links to spread the word about steps women can take to detect breast cancer early.
- American Cancer Society
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- Florida Department of Health - Breast and Cervical Cancer Resources
- Cancer Treatment Center of America
- WebMD Breast Cancer Health Center
- National Cancer Institute
- Office on Women's Health