National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women, second only to skin cancer. Every year there are 1.38 million new cases, but the good news is that breast cancer is very treatable if detected early.

With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, this is the perfect time to raise awareness about the importance of early detection.

Getting mammograms regularly can lower your risk of breast cancer fatality. Additionally, genetic testing can determine if you carry the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which cause breast cancer. Appropriate diagnostic testing is important to do, especially if you have a family history.

Talk to your doctor about which breast cancer screening tests are right for you and when you should have them.

Make sure that you spread the word this month and encourage women ages 40-49 to get a mammogram. You can also get involved in your community and take part in events that raise awareness about Breast Cancer screenings and research.