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When is breast cancer awareness month?

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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 48 years experience
October: October is the Breast cancer awareness month. Just remember every woman should make every month a breast cancer awareness month for herself and her loved ones.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

When was breast cancer awareness month started?

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Dr. Dennis Holmes
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Breast Cancer Month: National breast cancer awareness month was established in 1985. The aim of the month is to encourage the use of mammograms to increase the rate of earlier detection.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What should I include in an article about breast cancer awareness month?

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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Screening&education: Include how important early detection is to curing breast cancer. Screening with mammograms, self breast exams and md breast exams is crucial for all women over 50 and earlier for women with a family history or other risk factors. Education and encouragement are me points to b made based on how many advances have been made in our understanding and successful tx of breast tumors.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Why is breast cancer awareness more common than other common cancers?

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Dr. Jacqueline Matar
Radiation Oncology 67 years experience
Many survivors!: Breast cancer is a very common cancer in the United States. At the same time, the cure rates for early stage disease are quite high. Thus there are many breast cancer survivors who work to promote awareness. These survivors often help other cancer patients as well.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Why does there happen to be so much awareness for breast cancer?

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Dr. Larry Grissom
Radiology 44 years experience
Common problem: 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer at some time in their life. When detected early, it is successfully treatable, so public awareness is an important first step. Self exam, regular check ups with a physician, and mammograms beginning at age 40 years of age ( for the average risk woman) are well established preventative measures.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What should I do to help my students with breast cancer awareness?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Several topics: Diagnosis: early diagnosis is key, especially in breast cancer--so mammograms and self exam. Epidemiology: who is most at risk and what is risk of getting it. Genetics: some women carry certain genes. Treatment: surgery, radiation, chemotherapy. Reconstruction: after extirpative surgery. New gene therapy treatments. Assign these topics to groups of students. Plenty of info on net.

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