Did you know that 1 in 8 women has a chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? Did you know that 200,000 women get breast cancer each year, and 40,000 don’t survive? There’s a lot of research going on to find treatments and cures. And you can do your part to help.
October is breast cancer awareness month. You know, breast cancer affects all of us. It knows no age, race or gender.It might affect you because you contract it or because a loved one is diagnosed with it. And we can do something about it. We can think pink.
First of all, learn how to do your own breast self-examination. The best place to do a breast self-exam is in the shower, although you can also do one lying down in bed. Wherever you are most comfortable, the really important thing is that you do it. It’s about knowing what’s normal for your breasts.
All to stay on the pink side.
During October, we’re contributing $100 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for every physical performed at our Practices. It’s our way of joining the fight. Because we think cancer should just be a word, not a sentence. Because we’re thinking pink.