According to the CDC, 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.
For more information on breast cancer awareness resources, please see below.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Breast Cancer Awareness
Miami Dade Matters: Cancer Resource Library
Miami Dade Matters: Cancer-Related Indicators
American Cancer Society: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation: Breast Cancer Awareness Events