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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sep 30, 2015 11:39AM ● Published by Paul Spear

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!

October is 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 United States 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. Most Imperial Beach families have been, or will be, affected by this deadly disease. Do your part and show a loved one you care. 

For more information: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/morewaysacshelpsyoustaywell/breastcancer


I know last year, the Imperial Beach Girls Softball Team wore Pink Jerseys all  month to show their awareness and participate. I am sure they will this year as well!

 

 

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