Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is the officially recognized month for breast cancer awareness, but it is important to be aware of the risks of breast cancer and the benefits of early screening and diagnosis. Schedule your appointment today.

According to the CDC, “Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.”

Oakland Medical Center can direct you to mammography services and can help you understand the risks, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.”

It’s better to be safe than sorry.

The CDC reports that “Each year in the United States, about 220,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and about 2,000 in men. About 40,000 women and 400 men in the U.S. die each year from breast cancer.”

Schedule your appointment today.