OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. Men are also impacted by breast cancer, with less than 1% of all breast cancers occurring in men. But while these facts can be frightening, there are reasons for optimism as well. When breast cancer is diagnosed early and treated, survival rates can be near 100 percent. That is why regular screenings and quality treatment are critical to the millions of women and men who will be diagnosed in their lifetimes.
What can you do?
- Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours has had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.
- For males, make an appointment with your doctor if you have any persistent signs or symptoms that worry you.
- Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
God’s umbrellas represent the shelter of His love and care for us. He is the God that can heal those who has cancer as well.
“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds…” ( Jeremiah 30:17)
In October is the month we raise awareness by encouraging everyone to wear pink, for those who have cancer or know someone who has it. Our focus on their healing, emotions and their spiritual strength to keep the faith “ God is a healer”.