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How to Show Your Support During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

How to Show Your Support During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Supporting Those Affected by Breast Cancer

October is a special month for many reasons, but perhaps none more important than Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a time when we emphasize the importance of breast cancer screenings and annual exams, in addition to raising awareness about this disease that affects so many lives. At Henry County Hospital, we are committed to the fight against breast cancer, and we encourage our community to join us in this mission.

Read on for more on how to show your support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month – to schedule a screening, reach out to our team at (419) 592-4015.

The Importance of Screenings and Annual Exams

Breast cancer screenings play a pivotal role in early detection of the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the main benefits of screenings is finding cancer early, when it's easier to treat. Early detection can significantly increase the chances of survival and reduce the severity of treatment required.

Screening doesn't just help detect cancer; it's also an opportunity to understand your overall breast cancer risk. When you talk to your doctor about a breast cancer screening, it's a good opportunity to discuss your personal risk factors and learn about ways to reduce your risk.

The American Cancer Society recommends that women should start annual breast cancer screenings with mammograms starting at age 40. However, guidelines may vary based on individual risk factors, so it's important to discuss this with your healthcare provider.

Showing Your Support

There are several ways you can show your support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including the following and more:

  • Get Screened: As we've discussed, getting screened is crucial. Encourage your loved ones to do the same. It's not just about protecting yourself, but also about setting an example for others in your community.
  • Educate Yourself and Others: Knowledge is power. Use this month to educate yourself and others about breast cancer. Share credible information about the importance of screenings and annual exams.
  • Donate: Consider making a donation to a reputable breast cancer research or support organization. Every contribution helps, no matter how small.
  • Wear Pink: The pink ribbon is an internationally recognized symbol of breast cancer awareness. Wearing pink is a simple yet powerful way to show your support and raise awareness for the disease.

At Henry County Hospital, we're here to support you in every way we can. Whether you need information, screening services, or treatment, we are committed to providing the highest level of care. Let's stand together this Breast Cancer Awareness Month and make a difference!

To schedule a screening or appointment with a physician, give our team a call at (419) 592-4015 today.