Breast cancer awareness month
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and for every 276,480 cases diagnosed, approximately 42,170 women (15.3%) will die. In recent years, incidence rates have increased slightly (by 0.3% per year). However, when detected early, women have more treatment options and the highest rate of success for beating breast cancer.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we ask that you take this opportunity to educate your patients on the importance of mammograms. Give your patients information on how mammograms work and how they can self-check. If your patients need more information to prepare for the screening, you can share this article from our health library with them: Mammograms – Tips for your ease, comfort, and an accurate exam.
Find out more about the importance of breast cancer screenings and the different screening tools on the ACS website.