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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness

 

 

THINK PINK!
October 1-31, 2015 is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

The College of Biblical Studies will bring awareness to Breast Cancer the week of October 12-15, 2015. 

Join us in the atrium Thursday evening Oct.15th @ 5:15 p.m. to hear Dr. Richard Gunasekera speak about the contributing factors of breast cancer, diet and exercise and the statistics of those prone to the disease. 

Millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment. Getting mammograms  regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.

Are you worried about the cost? The Center for Disease Control offers free or low-cost mammograms and education about breast cancer. Find out if you qualify.

Breast Cancer Awareness month is a yearly occurance, but for a survivor, it’s every single day. Show your support, and wear your “Pink on Thursday, October 15th!