October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
For more than two decades, October has been the designated focal point of all things breast cancer related. This month focuses on raising awareness for women to get screened for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment, along with emphasizing support for those who are living survivors. How will you be partaking in Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
Here are easy and simple ways to get involved!
Learn about early detection and reduce your risk.
Experts recommend that women get to know their body by conducting a breast self-exam once a month to detect any changes. For those over 20, clinical breast exams are suggested every three years for women. For women over 40, mammograms are suggested annually. This October set up an early detection plan and encourage your friends and family to do the same!
Learn about ways to prevent the risk.
Living a healthy lifestyle can go a long way in preventing breast cancer. Although there is no combination of methods that ensures a breast cancer-free life, there are steps that you can take to promote healthy living, possibly preventing the disease. To get started, eat a plant-based diet, quit smoking, exercise regularly, and perform self-breast exams.
Men, fear not – you can get involved, too! Create a fundraiser or partake in a local event to raise money and awareness for other women. You can participate in Breast Cancer Awareness walks and runs around the nation, focused on raising awareness and funds for research.
From the professionals at Insurance and Mortgage Services, we hope that you all participate in raising awareness for breast cancer this October. For more information on how to get involved, click here. Be sure to visit us for all of your insurance policies so that you don’t have to worry about your financial future.