National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity to promote screening and early detection of breast cancer.
Roughly 1 in 8 women in the United States will get breast cancer. Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women.
Symptoms of breast cancer may include:
- A lump in the breast
- A change in size, shape, or feel of the breast
- Fluid (called “discharge”) from a nipple
You have a better chance of surviving breast cancer if it’s found early. Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if breast or ovarian cancer runs in your family. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get a mammogram.
Take action to increase awareness and screenings for breast cancer.
- Include a message about breast cancer with your employee pay stubs.
- Ask health professionals from your local hospital or clinic to share information on mammography and early detection with your members.
- Exhibit or post materials about breast cancer screening at a local health fair.
- Partner with local women’s organizations, community groups, and senior centers to reach women over age 40 with important information on breast cancer screening.
- Host a breast cancer walk with your members in a local park.
Adapted from the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Board of Sponsors.
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