Emergency Management News

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It is a good opportunity to learn more about a cancer that affects approximately one in eight women. Men can also get breast cancer, but it is rare. This year, an estimated 226,870 women and 2,190 men will be newly diagnosed. 

Risk Factors -- Learn about risk factors (including family history, obesity, alcohol, and hormone replacement therapy) and protective factors that may help reduce the risk of breast cancer (including eating healthy and exercising).

Screening and Diagnosis -- Get information about mammograms, ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and other diagnostic tools.

Treatment Options -- Treatment options vary depending on cancer type and stage, but the standard options include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and more.

Pink Ribbon Kit -- Order free publications with information about mammography screening, which continues to be the best tool for early detection.

Overview -- Find a brief summary of breast cancer and numerous resources by topic. 

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