How to Screen for Breast Cancer

download_nbcam_pink_ribbonIt’s an issue that most people want to sweep under the rug, like if you don’t talk about it, it won’t happen to you. But if you’re like me, you have a sister, mother, or friend who has had to fight this disease. Not only is October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month but this year marks 25 years of NBCAM.We want to do our part to promote early detection for this cancer that strikes at the core of our community of women.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has published Breast Self-Awareness Cards in a number of languages that are free to download here. Interestingly, they address the breast self-exam as only one part of early detection, because evident on whether or not it is actually beneficial is not certain. They recommend the self-exam as just part your breast self-awareness, along with the following: [Read more…]