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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

This October, Shepherd’s Care Medical Clinic is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

  1. If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
  2. If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

Coming soon: Rex Mobile Mammogram December 1, 2017

For more on the services we offer click here.

Here are some useful and educational resource list with more Information on breast cancer:

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Collaborating Organizations
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sponsors

Breast Cancer: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mammograms Fact Sheet: Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health

Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis: Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health

Breast Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention: Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer: National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Prevention: National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Screening: National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute