The Dirt Farmer Foundation’s Campaign: Breast Cancer Awareness

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Breast Cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today will get breast cancer at some point. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and its a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. With the millions of women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer. 

The good news? Many women can survive breast cancer if it's found and treated early. A mammogram - the screening test for breast cancer - can help find breast cancer early. The Dirt Farmer Foundation would like to invite you to join this Important Cause and SAVE LIVES. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. PLEASE SHARE. #GoPink #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram. Are you worried about the cost? CDC offers free or low-cost mammograms. Find out if you qualify.

Fast FACTS About Breast Cancer. Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease. Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. Less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 11% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age.

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY is actively fighting breast cancer by helping women get tested to find breast cancer earlier, and helping them understand their treatment options and cope with the physical and emotional side effects. They also fund research to help prevent, find, and treat breast cancer. Learn more HERE

LEARN ABOUT BREAST CANCER. Whether you’re worried about developing breast cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, you can get help. Find detailed information in this Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in this Overview Guide. Follow these links to learn more about What Is Breast Cancer? Key Statistics for Breast, Cancer Breast Cancer Staging, Survival Rates for Breast Cancer by Stage, Understanding Your Pathology Report, Breast Cancer During Pregnancy, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, More Breast Cancer Information

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? There are different symptoms of breast cancer, and some people have no symptoms at all. Symptoms can include any change in the size or the shape of the breast, pain in any area of the breast, nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood), and a new lump in the breast or underarm. If you have any signs that worry you, see your doctor right away.

HOW CAN I LOWER MY RISK? The main factors that influence your risk for breast cancer include being a woman, being older (most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older), and having changes in your breast cancer genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2). Most women who get breast cancer have no known risk factors and no history of the disease in their families. There are things you can do to can help lower your breast cancer risk. The Know:BRCA tool can help you assess your risk of having changes in your BRCA genes. Although breast cancer screening cannot prevent breast cancer, it can help find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat. Talk to your doctor about which breast cancer screening tests are right for you, and when you should have them.

BREAST CANCER TREATMENT AND SUPPORT. If you are facing breast cancer, The American Cancer Society can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward. For Women Facing a Breast Biopsy, Treatment for Breast Cancer, Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy, After Treatment for Breast Cancer, Reach To Recovery, tlc - Hair Loss and Mastectomy Products, Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Treatment, Breast Cancer Image Galleries

EXPLORE BREAST CANCER RESEARCH. The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from breast cancer. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major breast cancer research breakthrough in recent history. Breast Cancer Facts & Figures, What's New in Breast Cancer, How Is ACS Involved in Breast Cancer Research?, The Sister Study and the Two Sister Study, Infographic: Mammography Statistics, ACS Breast Cancer Research News, Clinical Trials

Please HELP & SUPPORT the National non-profit organizations listed below. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.

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