October is Breast Cancer awareness month which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.
According to the American Cancer Society (https://www.cancer.org/research/cancer-facts-statistics/all-cancer-facts-figures/cancer-facts-figures-2017.html) In 2017, there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases diagnosed and 600,920 cancer deaths in the US. Out of that number it is estimated that over 246,660 (http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-facts) women in the United States alone will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. Although breast cancer in men (http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/male-breast-cancer) is rare, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die each year.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among women. One out of every eight women in the United States will be diagnosed (http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-diagnosis) in her lifetime.
These numbers are terrifying which is why raising awareness is so important.
Adult women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams at least once a month. Johns Hopkins Medical center states,
“Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important.”
While mammograms can help you to detect cancer before you can feel a lump, breast self-exams help you to be familiar with how your breasts look and feel so you can alert your healthcare professional if there are any changes (http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-symptoms-and-signs) .
Early diagnosis is the key to surviving breast cancer. Regular breast screenings are the best way to detect breast cancer early, when it is easiest to treat. It is suggested that women aged 40 and over should get a breast screening and clinical breast exam every other year. Women over the age of 40 are at the highest risk for breast cancer.
CLICK HERE (http://ubcf.org/your-health/self-breast-exam/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw9afOBRDWARIsAJW4nvw-YRDLL9N_odYpXHLtwb4I8NadFcoFG_k5_a3pSo-auHw22zA4gJgaAsjKEALw_wcB) to learn more on giving a self breast exam.
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Donate to NBCF Now! (https://donate.nationalbreastcancer.org/)
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of the Month
It’s finally fall- the season for the leave to change from green to red, orange and yellow before falling off into your hot tub.
Get debris out of your spa this season with this handy Spa Netr sold at Soak Hot Tubs & Endless Pools in the Willits Shopping Center.
* Other color options available.
* October 3-8: 39thAnnual Aspen Filmfest (https://aspenfilm.org/)
* October 7: Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy (http://literacyoutreach.org/glenwood-canyon-shuffle-2012/) half-marathon & 5K
* October 11: Spa for a Cause (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spas-for-a-cause-pink-party-tickets-37456962784) Pink Party hosted by Watkins Wellness in Vista, California
* October 22: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY17GW?fr_id=84715&pg=entry) presented by University of Colorado Health in Denver