October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.
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 most 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 detecting breast cancer early. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms, and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
We’re also bringing attention to the disease by wearing something pink for the entire month of October. Each day, we will post a photo of our pink clothing item on social media using the #pinkchallenge. We encourage our listeners to do the same!