Monday, October 20, 2014

Parish Nurses - October Breast Cancer Awareness

St. Benedict's Nurses are giving a shout out:
OCTOBER IS Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Have YOU had your annual mammogram?
St. Agatha, Pray for us!

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Women should perform a self breast-exam each month and any changes or abnormalities should be discussed with a doctor or physician. 

Following is a site for self breast-exams

Recommendations for Mammograms:

~Women 40 and older should have mammograms every 1-2 years
~Women younger than 40 & have risk factors for breast cancer should ask their healthcare professional on how often to have mammograms.

Even women who have no symptoms and no known risks for breast cancer should have regularly scheduled mammograms to help detect potential breast cancer at the earliest possible time.

Above information from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.