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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Did you know that 1 in 8 women is likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? 

One of the biggest factor is beating this disease is early detection.  A mammogram can detect a lump in your breast 2-3 years prior to you or your doctor being able to feel it.  

Regular mammograms and early detection can reduce breast cancer mortality rates by 25%.

 

This is a particularly important issue for me.  My mother died of breast cancer.  It will be 20 years ago this coming January.  Miss her everyday.  

Elizabeth Joyce Saini (nee White) fresh out of nursing school in the early to mid 1960s.

Chances are we've all lost someone very special to us to cancer.  Please feel free to share a picture of your loved one in the comments section.

 

There are several different campaigns going on this month to raise awareness about breast cancer.  

The BC Cancer Society has "The Mammolanche"!!  Check it out here.

Need to find a clinic? Check out the clinic locator here.

 

Don't delay!  As Megsy McGuiness used to say "Get the girls checked"!

 

Sheppy