October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Over the course of a lifetime, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
“Breast cancer touches the lives of Americans from every background and in every community across our Nation. Though we have made great strides in combating this devastating illness, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and tens of thousands are expected to lose their lives to the disease. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we honor those we have lost, lend our strength to those who carry on the fight, and pledge to educate ourselves and our loved ones about this tragic disease.”
Presidential Proclamation by President Barack Obama
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Getting regular screening tests is the best way to lower your risk of dying from breast cancer. Screening tests can find breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable.
The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages. The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Early Detection Plan (EDP) enables you to be proactive about your health by reminding you to perform routine breast self-exams and to schedule clinical breast exams and mammograms, depending on your age and health history.
You can also learn more about clinical breast exams, mammograms, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and how to perform a breast self-exam.
Visit the Health Reference Department for information regarding: breast cancer, coping, diet, and even books explaining breast cancer and the effects of treatment in child friendly terms.
Three new books about breast cancer added to the Health Reference Collection:
posted by – Susan, Health Reference Services