October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so we wanted to share resources that can help you understand the resources on prevention and screening.
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 most 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 detecting breast cancer early. – Source https://healthfinder.gov/NHO/OctoberToolkit.aspx
Use these tools and resources to find out more:
- Mammograms: Questions for the doctor
- National Cancer Institute – Covers prevention, screening and treatment information
- Genetic Testing to Learn about Your Risk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Questions for the doctor
- Get Tested for Breast Cancer
- Why You Should Get Your Well-Woman Visit Every Year
- The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
Do you have more questions? Do you need some guidance ? Call us today to make your annual appointment for a breast exam and pap smear. We offer new patient appointments within 24-48 hours.