October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's a time to spread awareness about breast cancer, a disease that will strike one out of every eight women. A disease that is the second leading cause of death in women. Many don't realize, but this is a cancer that effects men as well. Even though it is a small percentage, they still aren't immune to it!!! Every 1 out of 10 men will have breast cancer. We dedicate this month to those Survivor and their Families plus those who have lost a life fallen to short by such a terrible disease.
We are providing the link below to encourage you to schedule an appointment or set your "reminder" for a Screening. It has been proven through studies that "screenings" have reduce the "risk" of dying from breast cancer.
BREAST CANCER SCREENING REMINDER
Here are just a couple facts and GREAT reasons to schedule:
Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. Just under 30% of cancers in women are breast cancers.
About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.
The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).