Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Spread the word, make a difference

Photo Credit: U.S. Army

Photo Credit: U.S. Army

Stuttgart Health Clinic

This October, Stuttgart Health Clinic is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women.

About 1 in 8 women born today in the U.S. 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.

  • If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
  • If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

For more information, visit your Primary Care Provider or contact the Stuttgart Health Clinic.

Source: https://healthfinder.gov/NHO/OctAnnounce.aspx