October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness month is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. It's an opportunity for increased education and a reminder to get your screenings to increase prevention of the disease.
There are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, and in 2018 more than 40,000 women will die of the disease.
The American Cancer Society stresses that we can reduce our risk of cancer by making healthy choices such as eating right, staying active and not smoking. It's also important to get recommended screenings that can help detect certain cancers early.
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