Focus on early breast cancer detection this October!

BY SARA ROTTGER '19

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month means more than buying pink-ribboned products; it’s also a time for spreading information and dispelling rumors. While one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the U.S. Department of Health’s HealthFinder, early detection is possible. Understanding risk factors such as age and genetics can also help with prevention. Even college students can practice habits, such as performing regular self-exams, that create routines that become vital in later life. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, make it a priority to share information and encourage those at potentially higher risk to speak with their doctors. If you choose to donate, use services such as Charity Navigator to find foundations that truly service the needs of breast cancer patients. 

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