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Breast Cancer Awareness: 3 Sources for Early Detection

Breast Cancer Awareness: 3 Online Resources for Early Detection | Loren's World

Did you know that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month? And, that means it’s a great time to focus on early detection, prevention and making sure you’re in tune with every aspect of your body. Whether breast cancer has affected you directly or indirectly, we all know someone whose life has been touched by cancer. And, early detection is one of the best ways to be proactive about your health.

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!”

Breast Cancer Awareness: 3 Online Resources for Early Detection | Loren's World

Breast Cancer Awareness: 3 Sources for Early Detection

There are an unbelievable number of resources out there to help with early detection and National Breast Cancer Month is a great time to start learning what’s available. If you’re ready to put together your own health plan or you’d like to pass some resources along, here are a few to help you get started:

#1. National Breast Cancer Foundation

Check out the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s early detection page for learning about symptoms and signs, how to perform a self-breast exam and about healthy habits.

Learn more about what you can do to reduce risk of breast cancer here:

breast cancer healthy habits chartImage via the National Breast Cancer Foundation

#2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

“National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.” Download the toolkit to help take action in your community today.

#3. Susan G Komen for the Cure

Take a look at the Tools & Resources section of this site. Here, you’ll find “information about the breast care helpline, as well as educational materials and interactive resources referenced throughout the About Breast Cancer section. Plus, you’ll find educational toolkits and much more.”

Are you ready to take your health into your own hands and make sure you’re being as proactive as possible? Has breast cancer affected you or someone you know?