What is the official breast cancer Day? National Mammography Day is a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month and is celebrated on the third Friday of October every year.
How do you stay aware of breast cancer? Ask your doctor when you should get a mammogram.
Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms.
Why should we be aware of breast cancer? Awareness surrounding breast cancer is incredibly important as early detection, often through screening, can catch the disease when it is most treatable. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers.
What month is considered breast cancer awareness? Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual observance held in the month of October. It is intended to raise awareness about breast cancer, the second most common cancer among women in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021).