This October, Hospice Associates, is proud to participate in National Breast CancerAwareness Month. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breastcancer at some point during her life. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the mostcommon kind of cancer in women.
The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found andtreated early.
If you are age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start gettingmammograms and how often to get them.
Women ages 50 to 74 need mammograms every 2 years. You may choose tostart getting mammograms earlier or to get them more often.
Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family memberhas had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how oftento get mammograms.
Did you know? Breast cancer can occur in men. Over 2,000 men are diagnosedeach year. Watch this short video: http://1.usa.gov/HSlf4
Worried about cost? Mammograms are covered for women over age 40 underthe health care reform law. More information here: http://1.usa.gov/159zd67
You can make a difference also! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities,organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.