Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Whether it’s a mother, grandmother, sister or friend – many of us know someone who has been impacted by breast cancer. In fact, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
The good news? Knowing your risk and getting the right screenings can help you protect your breast health.
Common risk-factors for breast cancer include:
- Genetics, and
- Personal history. By age 40, women should begin receiving annual mammograms, but it’s never too early to talk with your OBGYN or primary care physician about your risk of developing breast cancer.
Women with a family history of cancer or a personal history of other health conditions should consult their OBGYN or primary care doctor about their risk factors and the appropriate screenings
Follow these recommendations to stay on top of your breast health.
- Know your risk factors and talk to your doctor about them.
- Conduct monthly self-breast exams starting at age 20
- Get annual mammograms beginning at age 40
This October, learn your risk for breast cancer by taking Adventist HealthCare’s FREE breast cancer risk assessment atwww.YourBreastHealth.com, and be entered for a chance to win an Amazon Echo.