Breast Cancer will kill 39,620 women in 2013. Mothers, daughters and sisters, young and old alike are
susceptible. This disease does not discriminate by color or age, so all women need to get checked and encourage other women around us to do the same.
Yearly mammograms starting at age 40, can save your life. Self exams are also crucial and only take 5 minutes. If you have a family history of BC or fall into a high risk category, then you may want to start younger. Regular screening saves lives, period. Breast cancer is not a death sentenced if found early. It is important to understand issues surrounding prevention and diagnosis etc.
In 2009 the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that women with an average risk of breast cancer start screening at age 50. This sent outrage through the medical community and the debate continues on today.
Goldfaden MD is donating 10% of all sales of Doctor’s Scrub during the month of October to Cancer and Careers. Donating to a BCA charity or supporting a company’s initiative is a great way to give back and help continue the fight against this disease. Running or walking in a 5k for BCA support is another wonderful way to give back and it is also go for you. Let’s all do our part to bring as much awareness to this disease- talk about this with other women in your life and encourage them to get screened! You may just save someone’s life.