Have You Had Your Mammogram lately?

By, Taylor Elliott

How you can prevent breast cancer

Preventing breats cancer can start with you! By scheduling your yearly mammogram and living a healthy lifestyle can significantly decrease your chances of getting breast cancer. Knowing your family history can let you if you need to take more precautions to prevent yourself from getting breast cancer.

What if I get breast cancer?

If you get diagnosed with breast cancer you are not alone. Every 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the United States. Early detection is key. Treatment for breast cancer is based on the stage of the cancer. If the cancer is invasive a mastecomy or lumpectomy may be performed to remove the breast. Radiation or chemptherapy may be necessary as well.

Susan G Komen

Susan G Komen in the largest non- profit breast cancer organization that has one goal: to stomp out breast cancer. They hvae a headquarters in Dallas, Texas and have many different walks/runs and fundraising events. All the money they make goes to the cause!