EXCUSE -- My breasts are too small to get a mammogram.
FACT -- Every mammography technologist is trained to do mammograms on women with different-sized breasts.
EXCUSE -- I’m too young/old to get breast cancer.
FACT -- The chance of getting breast cancer increases with age. 75 percent of breast cancer diagnoses are made in women over the age of 50.
EXCUSE -- Mammograms hurt.
FACT -- To get a good image, some women experience discomfort. If this is a concern for you, take ibuprofen two hours before your appointment, limit consumption of caffeine three to five days before the appointment and make your appointment for one to two weeks after the first day of your period.
EXCUSE -- No one in my family has breast cancer.
FACT -- More than 75 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.
EXCUSE -- If I’m going to get breast cancer, there is nothing I can do about it.
FACT -- Early detection is important! We don’t know what causes breast cancer, but we do know that the earlier the breast cancer is found, the more treatment options are available. Women diagnosed early have a five-year survival rate greater than 96 percent.
EXCUSE -- I'm a guy, I can't get breast cancer.
FACT -- Breast cancer in men is a rare disease. Less than 1% of all breast cancers occur in men. In 2011, about 2,140 men were diagnosed with the disease. For men, the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast Cancer Awareness Booklet CDC – Breast Cancer Awareness Breast Cancer Research Foundation Breast Cancer Awareness
She Knows Breast Cancer Check Your Boobies Relay for Life - American Cancer The Breast Cancer Site
Breast Cancer Support
Breast Cancer Centers
Breast Cancer Activities, Walks and More!
NFL’s “A Crucial Catch” – Throughout October, NFL games will feature players, coaches and referees wearing pink game apparel to raise awareness for the
campaign, as well as on-field pink ribbon stencils and special K-balls and pink coins. All apparel worn at games by players and coaches and special K-balls and
pink coins will auctioned off at NFL Auction, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society and team charities.
Prevention – Products that Give back to Breast Cancer Programs
World Pink – Estee Lauder
Retail Stores with Special Interest in Breast Cancer
Classes, Talks and Informative Meetings
How YOU can help!