October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness MonthGet creative to support research and promote breast cancer awareness this October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a month for promoting breast cancer awareness and the importance of research, early detection, and prevention. It’s also a critical month to galvanize communities around the world—bringing the disease front and center to our collective attention.

But for far too many people, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is also a painful reminder of the more than 44,000 U.S. women and men we will lose—almost entirely to metastatic disease—this year. It’s a call to action to fund more research to save lives and improve outcomes.

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the year 2021. As for men, approximately 2,650 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2021.

For now, perform breast self-examinations, see your doctor, and do everything you can to raise awareness and protect yourself: https://www.cityofhope.org/blog/5-steps-to-a-better-breast-self-exam

Source: Breast Cancer Research Foundation, BCRF; Photo courtesy PublicDomainPictures via Freepix 

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