Review: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer Websites, Organizations — By on October 21, 2008 at 12:56 pm

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 2.3 million women in the United States are living with a breast cancer diagnosis. Though fighting breast cancer may be one of the toughest life challenges someone may encounter, it is important to understand that no one has to face it alone.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has developed this website filled with many resources for patients and their loved ones that will enable them to take an active role in their own treatment. This includes informational brochures, flyers and links to videos and other important resources.

The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month organization (NBCAM) is comprised of many organizations.  These include several national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working in partnership to build breast cancer awareness, share information and provide access to screening services.

NBCAM, and www.nbcam.org, are a year-round resource for patients, survivors, caregivers and the general public.  Since its beginning more than 20 years ago, NBCAM has been dedicated to increasing awareness of breast cancer issues, especially the importance of early detection. NBCAM has evolved along with the national dialogue on breast cancer.

Many strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, but even more still needs to be accomplished. NBCAM is focused on encouraging women to take charge of their own breast health, by practicing regular self-breast exams, making sure to schedule an annual mammogram, adhering to prescribed treatment and knowing the facts about recurrence.

Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Cancer Directory encourages you to visit their site in October and regularly throughout the year as they update and add information and resources. Bookmark this page, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and visit often for the latest updates.

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