October is Cancer Awareness Month and so it seems fit to go pink in support of the “cause” – as I see it: the need for more breast cancer research and better care for all affected.
Breast cancer is the second most common kind 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. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
How can National Breast Cancer Awareness Month make a difference?
We can use this opportunity to spread the word about steps women can take to detect breast cancer early.
Here are just a few ideas:
- Ask doctors and nurses to speak to women about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.
- Encourage every woman ages 40 to 49 you know to talk with their doctors about when to start getting mammograms.
- Organize an event to talk with women ages 50 to 74 in your community about getting mammograms every 2 years.
A number of organizations in Costa Rica will be sponsoring events.
At the Q we are committed to bringing you all the information and hope that you too will join this campaign. Please send us an email to let us know of events that we don’t have listed here, or ideas how the Q can help you get the word out about all the events happening around the country.
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