October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Did you know breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women? Every October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.

There are several different symptoms of breast cancer – sometimes people have no symptoms at all. Some include a change in the size or shape of the breast, a new lump in the breast or underarm, or new pain in any area of the breast. The good news about breast cancer is that many women survive, especially if it’s found early and treated immediately. A mammogram can help detect breast cancer at an early phase.

The American Cancer Society recommends women start annual mammograms between ages 40 and 44. The American Cancer Society explains, “Some women – because of their family history, a genetic tendency, or certain other factors – should be screened with MRIs along with mammograms. (The number of women who fall into this category is very small.) Talk with a health care provider about your risk for breast cancer and the best screening plan for you.”

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