National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Did you realize that except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women?  Breast cancer does not only affect women, but men too.  In 2009 (the most recent year with available statistics) 211,731 women and 2001 men in the United Sates were diagnosed with breast cancer.  That same year 40,676 women and 400 men in the United States died from breast cancer.

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month we’d like to remind you of the importance of breast cancer screening.  Most health insurance companies pay for the cost of breast cancer screening tests, but if you are worried about the cost here’s a resource that offers free or low-cost mammograms and education about breast cancer:

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) / Do you qualify?

Lots of things (risk factors) can increase the chance that you’ll get breast cancer, however some of these things you can control.