October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too. They recommend yearly mammograms starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health, clinical breast exam (CBE) about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over. Physicians feel that women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast changes to a health care provider right away. Less than 15% of women with breast cancer have a family member with this disease. This means that most (over 85%) women who get breast cancer do not have a family history of this disease.

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The American Cancer Society also offers a program called the The National Cancer Information Center that provides information and support to those facing cancer 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Trained cancer information specialists are available via phone, email or live chat, providing accurate, up to date cancer information to patients, family members, and caregivers and connecting them with valuable services, help remove any obstacles in getting treatments and finding resources in their communities. The toll free number is 1.800.227.2345.