Thursday, October 11, 2012

ONCEKids reminds Moms of National Breast Cancer Awareness month

It's October, so ONCEKids is going pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness month! Students, athletes, and other people across the nation are showing their support, so we've decided to join in the fight against breast cancer.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is dedicated to educating people about how to reduce their risk, joining together communities in the fight against breast cancer, and most of all celebrating those who have overcome this disease.  

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In the United States, breast cancer death rates are higher than those of any other cancer other than lung cancer. Approximately one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. These statistics are not meant to scare you, but it is important to be aware of the risks in order to take the proper precautions. The most important way to reduce your risk of invasive breast cancer is to talk to your doctor! Being open with your doctor and figuring out your risk of developing breast cancer is crucial in preventing invasive breast cancer. Annual breast exams and mammograms for women over 40 have been proven to increase the odds for survival. 

Only 51% of women reported having a mammogram done last year- we need to work to get this number to 100%! 

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