It comes around every year in October, and this October is no exception. It is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about breast cancer risks, the importance of screenings, and options for treatment.
Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms, and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. With early detection and treatment, most women can survive breast cancer.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offers this information regarding breast cancer in Michigan: