Keep Yourself in the Picture!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Taking place annually throughout the month of October, Health Connection of Pace Community Action Agency Inc., is bringing awareness to breast cancer. According to The National Breast Cancer Foundation, it is estimated that over 252,710 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year which over 40,000 will die. Breast cancer affects men too. Approximately 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year and 460 will lose their life to breast cancer.
The good news is men and women can survive breast cancer if detected and treated early. Health Connection takes breast cancer awareness seriously. Monthly breast self-exams and yearly mammograms (for women over 40) can lead to early detection. According to Angie Graber, RNC, “Statistics show that one in eight women develop breast cancer. Thankfully, breast cancer death rates have declined over recent years due to early detection and advances in treatment.”
According to the American Cancer Society, the following could be symptoms of breast cancer:
· Swelling in one part or all of breast
· Irritation of the skin or dimpling of the skin
· Pain in the breast
· Nipple turning inward or pain in the nipple
· Discharge from the breast that is not milk
· Lumps in the underarm area
Know the facts. Get involved. Get tested. For more questions or information related to breast cancer or to schedule an appointment for a breast exam, call Health Connection at (812) 882-6069 Vincennes, (812) 254-6936 Washington or (812) 234-0707 Terre Haute.
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