October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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bca385 01 October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Make October, 2010 the month to do your part in the fight against breast cancer. Help spread the message about the importance of early detection for breast cancer. Encourage a friend or loved one to get her mammogram. Help a woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer through her chemotherapy. Volunteer at a local breast cancer non-profit organization. Make a donation. Fight the good fight and stay informed.

Together we can make a difference. www.nbcam.org

EARLY DETECTION: THE IMPORTANCE OF FINDING BREAST CANCER EARLY

The goal of screening exams for early breast cancer detection is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms. Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save many thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if even more women and their health care providers took advantage of these tests. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully. Early detection saves lives. Click here to learn more!

SEVEN STEPS TO STOMP OUT BREAST CANCER

1. Check Yourself. Perform monthly breast self-exams. Report any changes to your doctor and schedule annual exams.
2. Be active. Bike Ride. Surf. Skate. Dance. Yoga. Do what you love!
3. Eat your greens. Fruits and veggies that contain high fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients help fight disease. Go organic!
4. Live Green. Ride your bike, use eco-friendly products. A healthier earth is a healthier you.
5. Don’t smoke. Quit if you do!
6. Limit alcohol intake. Who wants a hangover anyway?
7. Love yourself. Balance. Have a positive attitude. Be good to yourself.

And remember … Early detection + active lifestyle = prevention

BREAST CANCER RESOURCE LINKS

The Breast Cancer Fund (Local)

Women’s Cancer Resource Center (Local)

Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center (Local)

Community Breast Health Project (Local)

Zero Breast Cancer (Local)

Boarding for Breast Cancer

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Young Survival Coalition

National Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Action

Breast Cancer Network of Strength

Mother’s Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer

Breast Health Access for Women w/ Disabilities

Breast Cancer.Net News

Breast Cancer Support

Men Against Breast Cancer

National Breast Cancer Coalition

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