Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. It also is the second-leading cancer killer of women, after lung cancer. Every woman has a chance of getting breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women will find out she has breast cancer at some point in her life. This might sound scary. But today, most women with breast cancer survive it. With breast cancer screening, including mammograms, doctors often can find cancer early. Treatment has the best chance of success when cancer is found early.
So take care of your body and save your Ta-Ta’s, get a mammogram!
Form an alliance with your friends and family members, encourage everyone, men too, to perform self examinations and to get regular health screenings.
More Information on Breast Cancer
For more information about breast cancer, call womenshealth.gov at 800-994-9662 (TDD: 888-220-5446) or contact the following organizations:
American Cancer Society
National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
National Cancer Institute, NIH, HHS
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
Information from www.womenshealth.gov
~Teri Brunton, Sassy Shirtz