October: Breast Cancer Awareness
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women and about 1 in 8 women born today in the U.S. will have breast cancer at some point in their lives. However, if breast cancer is found and treated early, many women (and men) are able to survive the diagnosis.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides a chance to raise awareness about the early detection of breast cancer and the importance of mammograms, a screening test for breast cancer.