October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Being aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, is the key to early detection and ensuring the best possible outcome of treatment should you be diagnosed.
In fact, when breast cancer is detected in the earliest stage, the 5-year survival rate is 98%. The best plan of action to ensure early detection is to give yourself regular breast exams, contact your doctor should you discover any abnormalities, stay on top of your annual health exams and have mammograms done as often as recommended by your primary care physician. Raising awareness is also a key to prevention and early detection.