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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


ChesMRC celebrated breast cancer awareness month on October 20, 2016 with our 3rd Annual Think Pink Event. Festivities included a Pink Glove Salsa Dance, presentations by UM Shore Regional Breast Center and Talbot County Health Department and a talk from breast cancer survivor Alice Hubbard. Over 40 women attended the event and learned about the dangers of breast cancer, early detection and prevention and local resources provided in the area for assistance.

This October, ChesMRC is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast image-1cancer at some point.

The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

  • If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
  • If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

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