October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is the month designated for the annual campaign to promote breast cancer awareness, the importance of screening and early detection.  National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a public service campaign which began over 25 years ago, and since then, is promoted in communities all over by providing education and diagnostic services.  

This disease is the second most common cancer behind skin cancer with a death rate that is higher than any other cancer. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, with African American women more likely to die from it; but when detected early the survival rate is 98%.  Early detection includes monthly breast self-exams, regular clinical breast exams and mammograms.  

The two main reasons people don't get annual mammograms is due to limited access and fear.  Getting a screening may not be exciting but who says you have to go at it alone.  There are organizations like BCA and other groups that are there to aide you in the fight against breast cancer. You can even create your free early detection plan here.

In support of breast cancer awareness month many - like Estée Lauder - are taking initiatives by donating part of their proceeds to help fund breast cancer research; while others across the internet are going pink for October, as a way to show support and spread the word.
There are a lot of myths about breast cancer out there, so make sure to learn the facts by visiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Please share with us how you're helping in the fight against breast cancer?

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