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October 1, 2016 AT 12:45 am

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #GoPink

Adafruit nationalbreastcancer blog

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From healthfinder.gov:

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.

Read more here, on the CDC site, cancer.org, and Wikipedia.

Join in and help spread awareness on social media with #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth and #GoPink.


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