October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women after skin cancer? Approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with some form of breast cancer in her lifetime. It is important to understand breast cancer may not cause any warning signs or symptoms, which is why preventive health screenings, like mammograms and … [Read more...] about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Is Breast Cancer Curable?
Detecting breast cancer can be difficult. Thatbs because in itsB earlyB stages,B this disease often shows noB symptoms. Your best defense against breast cancer is knowledge: Knowing how your breasts normally look and feel is an essential part of breast health. Monthly physical self-exams can reveal a lump in your breastB or underarm. And although screenings are critically important for detecting … [Read more...] about What Are the Initial Symptoms of Breast Cancer?
During the month of October, the messages about breast cancer awareness and early detection are clear. But what about prevention? Although there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer and though certain factors, such as age and family history, are out of your control, there are things you can do toB lower your risk for breast cancer. Change is good: Lower your risk for breast cancer Studies show … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer