What Can You Do for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It’s a formidable statistic, and for good reason, but there is a silver lining: With early detection, thousands of lives are saved each year. The American Cancer Society estimates that many more women could survive this illness if they take advantage of early detection tests.
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Simplefill explores the most effective ways to fight this disease.
Make Breast Cancer Visible
Breast cancer needs to be in conversations in order to save lives. From the iconic pink ribbon to Making Strides walks, there are many ways that you can bring breast cancer into the spotlight in your community.
Listen to Breast Cancer Survivors
More than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors live in the United States. Their stories need to be told: both to inspire those who are living with cancer and to encourage women to be proactive in detecting the illness early on. Talk to survivors. Hear how they overcame. Share their stories with women in your life.
Johns Hopkins reported, “Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important.” Plan to self-examine once a month. Feel something funny? Call your doctor immediately.
Take Care of Yourself
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s important to make sure you’re getting the care you need. Simplefill offers prescription assistance for breast cancer medication to ensure that you can take a safe course of action.
With proactive attention, you can get ahead of breast cancer. Get out into your community and educate women near you about prevention.