It’s October and that means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is becoming more and more of an issue today. It is the second highest killer in women, right behind lung cancer. Surprisingly, the chance of women getting breast cancer is about 1 in 8.
With chances like that, it is extremely important for women to get tested on a regular basis. The good news is that if it is found early, there is a 97 percent chance patients live five years or more. The test is called a mammogram, and it is recommended that it be done at least once a year. If you are older, or are at higher risk, your doctor may recommend that you have a mammogram more often.
I found some resources that provide great information on Breast Cancer, including some services, and an event calendar. If you or a loved one is concerned about this disease, please visit these links. The more aware we are about Breast Cancer, the better we can fight this illness as a whole.
Breast Cancer Resources:
National Cancer Institute – A vast amount of information on Breast Cancer
Mammogram Reminder – The American Cancer Society offers an e-mail reminder for a mammogram tests
Special Awareness Month Resources:
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Great site for disease information, patient services, and information on how you can support the cause
Event Calendar – Find out what events are being held this month including marches, marathons, and workshops