Eau Claire (Mayo Clinic Health System) -- October is breast cancer awareness month. Women and those who care for them need to know the importance of regular breast exams to prevent cancer. Mayo Clinic Health System has many events happening this month in support of breast cancer awareness.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer other than skin cancer. Breast cancer kills more U.S. women than other cancers, except lung cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, but thanks to advances in cancer research, breast cancer death rates have been dropping since 1989.
What are the symptoms?
What are the risk factors?
How is it detected and/or diagnosed?
Do women need a mammogram if their risk is low?
What are some of the ways people can help support breast cancer awareness and research?
Hope in the Valley:
All funds raised support the American Cancer Society and all cancers. Encouraging women of all ages to come for the Primp, Pamper and Prevent event on