Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime.
The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram—the screening test for breast cancer—can help detect breast cancer early on when it’s easier to treat.
How can National Breast Cancer Awareness Month make a difference?
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. We aim to educate many about the importance of mammograms, as well as encourage local communities, organizations, families, and individuals to participate in this health awareness month.
Here are a few ways to get involved:
- Ask doctors and nurses to speak to women about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.
- Encourage women you know and care about to talk with their doctors regarding mammograms.
Please share your questions in the comment section below.