October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’ve been bombarded with pink all month long. You may even be wondering: why the pink ribbon? Here’s the answer.
Every year there are nearly 13,000 women under 40 years old that will be diagnosed with breast cancer
. Women should be getting mammograms,
if over the age of 40, every one to two years. Regardless of age, women should be doing self-exams of their breasts on a monthly basis. If you feel you need a mammogram and you’re younger than 40, consult with your doctor about it.
3 Surprising Facts:
- Alcohol is linked to breast cancer
- Men can get breast cancer too
- Black females are more likely to die from breast cancer
It’s always important to be informed and on top of your game in all matters regarding your health. Early detection saves lives, it’s one of the best ways to stop breast cancer. Stop making excuses and go get checked! Here’s more information on where to get a free or low-cost mammogram.