As Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013 winds down we at Lindi Skin want you to know where to turn for the latest information on prevention and detection of Breast Cancer. While more people are surviving breast cancer, thanks in part to early detection, the disease continues to kill 40,000 American women each year.
What to Know...
- One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer
- Cancer kills 40,000 American women each year
- There are steps you can take to lower your risk
Below is a list of helpful resources with the latest screening recommendations, signs and symptoms to look out for, and lifestyle changes that can lower your risk. Armed with the facts, you can understand your risk and get the screening tests that are appropriate for you. Breast health should be a year-long priority, so add these trusted resources to your favorite pages so you are prepared for conversations with your doctors about your personal risk factors and the tests and treatments that are right for you.
Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to "help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives."
The American Cancer Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping you "stay well and get well" by outlining the screening tests and treatments that could be right for you.
The National Cancer Institute is the federal agency tasked with supporting research and programs dedicated to cancer prevention and "the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients."