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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 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 early detection of breast cancer. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.

Ways You Can Increase Awareness

  1. Display posters about breast cancer screening in your pharmacy.
  2. Distribute materials about breast cancer screening at a local health fair.
  3. Partner with local women’s organizations, community groups, and senior centers to reach women ages 40 and older with important information on breast cancer screening.

Resources to Share With Your Patients

Health Topics

  1. Healthy People Topic Area
  1. Personal Health Tools
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