Why Should I Be Concerned About Breast Cancer?

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 
Phone: 800-227-2345

       National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program 
Phone: 800-232-4636

       National Cancer Institute, NIH, HHS 
Phone: 800-422-6237

       Susan G. Komen for the Cure 
Phone: 877-465-6636

       Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization 
Phone: 800-221-2141

Information from www.womenshealth.gov

~Teri Brunton, Sassy Shirtz


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