Don’t be afraid of what you’ll find. That’s the messages from the American Cancer Society this month, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This month, the American Cancer Society is working to make strides to help educate women so they will take the necessary steps to help with early detection. According to Jill Sittenauer,
Regional Director of Communications for the American Cancer Society, the first step is not being scared.
“We visit with a lot of women who are fearful of finding out that there may be something wrong with them. Whether it be breast cancer or another type of cancer.”
Another step is getting tested. Sittenauer says women 40 and over should get yearly mammograms. Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) about every 3 years.
The other key is talking to your doctor. Learn more about the early detection and symptoms.
To help raise awareness, the American Cancer Society will be holding a Making Strides walk coming up on October 20th. The walk will start on the south side of the Capitol building, with registration at noon. The walk will begin at 1:00pm. For early registration or more information, visit MakingStridesTopeka.org.