As we head into October and watch the fall colors starting to pop, you may also notice that along with the red, orange and yellow hues, there's some pink mixed in! That's because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the pink ribbons serve as a reminder of its importance. Founded in 1985, this month was created to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
For women in the U.S., breast cancer rates are higher than any other cancer (excluding lung cancer). Did you know that 30% of diagnosed cancer in women is breast cancer? This means that approximately 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime.
Now is the perfect time to start making changes that will help lower your risk of developing breast cancer, or to encourage the women in your life