Cancer Observance Calendar
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women and is the second leading cause of death among women after lung cancer. The American Cancer Society has put over 100 years of lifesaving experience to work through investments in breast cancer research. Finding breast cancer early and getting state-of-the-art cancer treatment are two of the most important strategies for preventing deaths from breast cancer. Breast cancer that’s found early, when it’s small and has not spread, is easier to treat successfully. Getting regular screening tests is the most reliable way to find breast cancer early. The American Cancer Society has screening guidelines for women at average risk of breast cancer, and for those at high risk for breast cancer. Men can get Breast Cancer – We need to educate EVERYONE that Breast Cancer is not just a women’s disease.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of courage and hope, a movement uniting communities to end breast cancer as we know it, for everyone. For three decades, these 3- to 5- mile non-competitive walks have collectively grown into the nation’s largest and most impactful breast cancer movement – providing a supportive community for courageous breast cancer survivors and metastatic breast cancer thrivers, caregivers, and families alike.
Thanks in large part to the decades of work, a breast cancer diagnosis does not come without HOPE, and the breast cancer journey is not one that is traveled alone.