It shouldn’t take long when you hear the word “cancer” for someone you care about to pop into your head… unfortunately, most of us can say that we know someone who has battled the disease. Cancer reaches many of us on a personal level and because of that, many people take a very proactive approach in increasing awareness for it.
Each year, our Agency and many others nationwide observe October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October was established as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1985, and an ongoing health campaign has continued since.
During October, extra effort is made to raise awareness of breast cancer and reduce the disease's stigma by educating people about its symptoms and treatment options.
Greater knowledge and awareness
can help lead to earlier detection of
breast cancer. Mammography is
promoted as the most effective weapon
in the fight against breast cancer.
Breast cancer has higher long-term survival rates than many other forms of cancer, and an early detection plan, including regular exams, can help Americans live longer, healthier, cancer-free lives.
It is critically important that we support this cause &
do what we can to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Here are a few breast cancer facts to pay attention to. Did you know….
- The older a woman is, the more likely she is to get breast cancer.
- Men can get breast cancer. 1 out of every 100 cases of breast cancer will occur in a man.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the U.S, after lung cancer.
- The National Cancer Institute estimates that a woman in the U.S. has a 1 in 8 chance of developing invasive breast cancer during her lifetime.
For more information about breast cancer, including how you can show your support, visit the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s website at www.nationalbreastcancer.org.
Call our office during the month of October
to find out more about how we can help protect you
and your family with Cancer Insurance!