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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #GoPink

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Every October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a great opportunity to get involved, learn more, and bring awareness to this disease.

From HealthFinder.gov:

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of detecting breast cancer early. Make a difference! 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?
We can use this opportunity to spread the word about steps women can take to detect breast cancer early.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Ask doctors and nurses to speak to women about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.
  • Encourage women ages 40 to 49 to talk with their doctors about when to start getting mammograms.
  • Organize an event to talk with women ages 50 to 74 in your community about getting mammograms every 2 years.

Learn more! Other good resources can be found at Wear It Pink, the Centers for Disease Control, the American Cancer Society and the National Breast Cancer Foundation

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


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