October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to help raise awareness, promote education and research about breast cancer. Unfortunately, we all probably know someone who has been affected by the disease. According to http://www.cancer.org, one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life. Of course this also means that there is a 7 out of 8 chance she will never have the disease. Breast cancer awareness month hopes to increase the awareness of the need for regular mammograms, self-exams and screenings. Early detection of breast cancer is important to the treatment, as breast cancer is easier to treat in the initial stages. October is the time to remind your friends and family members to schedule their mammograms!
There are a lot of good resources out there to assist women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and resources to help their friends, families and care givers as well. Below are just a few of those resources.