Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women, affecting about 1 in 8 women in the United States at some point in their life. Fortunately, women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A regular mammogram is the best way to find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, held every October, is intended to raise awareness about the importance of detecting breast cancer early. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers a few ideas to help spread the word about steps women can take to detect breast cancer early. For example:
- Add information about screening to your blog or newsletter.
- Tweet about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
- Add a special National Breast Cancer Awareness Month badge, like the one on this post, to your social media site.
You can learn more about these and other ways to spread the word at Healthfinder.gov.