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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/02/2012

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the necessary steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages as well as encourage others to do the same. So we thought we would dedicate this blog to the resources provided by the The National Breast Cancer Foundation.  They have many wonderful methods to help with early detection, coping with breast cancer, programs to help fundraise, and so much more. If you would like to educate yourself and help your community, read below. …….

The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages. Create your Early Detection Plan  and receive reminders to do breast self-exams, and schedule your clinical breast exams and mammograms based on your age and health history. The National Breast Cancer Foundation also offers a mobile App that makes creating a detection plan easy.

Most of us know someone who has had or  currently has breast cancer.  Beyond The Shock is a comprehensive online guide to understanding breast cancer. It is a resource for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, a place for loved ones to gain a better understanding of the disease, and a tool for doctors to share information. Click Here to learn more about this wonderful resource.

If you are interested in helping provide mammograms for women in need, please click here to see how you can help join a local fundraiser in your community or start your own.

We have listed just a few of the many ways we can help detect and promote breast cancer awareness. If you have a fundraiser, educational resource, or story you would like to share,  please feel free to comment below  and join in the discussion.

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