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Breast Cancer Awareness: Get the Word Out!

This October, Body Tweaks is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women.

About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.

If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram at least once every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours has had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

Knowing breast cancer exists is not enough, get informed and past your knowledge to others.

 

For more information,visit:

 

Basic Information About Breast Cancer

(http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/basic_info/) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breast Cancer FAQs

(http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Get Tested for Breast Cancer

(http://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/doctor-visits/screening-tests/get-tested-for-breast-cancer)

Talk with a Doctor if Breast or Ovarian Cancer Runs in Your Family

(http://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/health-conditions-and-diseases/cancer/talk-with-a-doctor-if-breast-or-ovarian-cancer-runs-in-your-family)