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Breast Cancer Awareness: Know More and Do More

CDC (October 15, 2019) — Each October, breast cancer awareness captures our attention and focuses on the importance of healthy steps to lower the risk of developing breast cancer, and of early detection through screening. Over the last 10 years, the rate of getting breast cancer has not changed for women overall but has increased for black women and Asian and Pacific Islander women. Knowing more about breast cancer can help you do more to lower your risk. Pay attention to changes in your breasts, learn about the risk factors for breast cancer, and find out your family health history.

Talk with your doctor about your personal risk for breast cancer to help decide when and how often to get screened. Screening cannot prevent breast cancer, but it can help find breast cancer at an early stage, when it is easier to treat. CDC resources to help you know more about breast cancer include Talk to Someone: Triple Negative Breast Cancer interactive tool and our Bring Your Brave campaign. CDC partner, George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center is releasing an updated Breast Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit to help spread awareness and provide ideas to engage communities.

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A CDC Press Release (www.cdc.gov)