October is in full swing. The temperature is beginning to drop and the sun seems to disappear behind the mountains at a quickening pace. Before we get too much further into October, let us not forget about one of the most important health awareness campaigns that are going on throughout this month, Breast Cancer Awareness.
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers for women and 1 in 8 will receive a diagnosis in their lifetime. This can seem very frightening since breast cancer is the second leading cancer death in women (American Cancer Society). For this reason, early detection and treatment is crucial in fighting breast cancer. Cancer screenings such as self-examinations and mammograms should be a routine part of our lives as women.
Although breast cancer may not be preventable there are ways that may help lower the risk of getting breast cancer. The below video, provided by the CDC list a few ways in which we can reduce our chances of breast cancer. Or click on the CDC link below to read about risk factors and how to reduce your risk.
October 13, 2020 Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
This day is to bring awareness to those who are fighting in this advanced stage of the disease and also those working tirelessly in research and treatment options.
This day is designated to remind and encourage women to set up an appointment for a mammogram as recommended. Click on the link below to read the guidelines for cancer screening recommendations from the American Cancer Society.
Life is full of many things that cause us stress: illnesses, employment, financial issues, school, family life and so much more...With all this, it is important to take a break and find a little joy in life every once in a while. This upcoming Wednesday is the perfect time to take that little break. It is National Dessert Day! So, take a break and indulge in your favorite dessert. Or, get creative and make one of these treats that tops the list as America's most popular desserts: