National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer battle requires more than awareness

Breast cancer battle requires more than awareness

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but what we need more than passive awareness is proactive prevention.

By virtue of their sex, all women are at risk of developing breast cancer. Knowing your individual risk can help you minimize the likelihood of developing the disease. For example, we know that having a mother, sister or daughter with breast cancer doubles a woman’s risk of developing the disease.

There are many risk reduction strategies that can lower your risk of developing breast cancer. And there is more good news — there has been a steady improvement in the treatment of breast cancer in the 21st century. This improvement is related to advances in breast...

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