October is National Breast Cancer Awareness 2016 Month!
National Breast Cancer Awareness 2016 is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women. Approximately 1 in 8 women born today in the USA will get this disease in their lifetime. If found and treated early enough, you can survive breast cancer. Screening for breast cancer includes a mammogram which helps find the cancer early when it’s easier to treat.
Help Greater Waterbury Imaging Center to spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
How can National Breast Cancer Awareness Month make a difference?
- Ask health professionals to speak to women about the importance of getting screened
- Tell the women in your life (ages 40 to 49) to talk with their health professionals about when to start getting screened with mammograms
- Tell the women in your life (ages 50 to 74) about getting mammograms every 2 years
Find out more here: Breastcancer.org