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It’s October and that means Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here!

Here’s some information to get you motivated to get your annual mammogram:

  • The leading risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman. Though breast cancer does occur in men, the disease is 100 times more common in women
  • A woman has about a one in eight chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute.
  • Most women (about 8 out of 10) who get breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease
  • But women who have close blood relatives with breast cancer have a higher risk. Having a first-degree relative (mother, sister or daughter) with breast cancer almost doubles a woman’s risk.
  • Thanks to new treatments and early detection, the five-year relative survival rate for women with breast cancer is about 90 percent.
  • Exercise reduces breast cancer risk for women of all body types

Please schedule your mammogram today and remind all of your girls to do the same!

-@ChirlGirl

Check out what Ellen did to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

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