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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer found in women in the United States, after skin cancers. About one in eight women will develop breast cancers at some point in their lifetime. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women who are 50 to 74 years old and are at average risk for breast cancer get a mammogram every two years. Women who are 40 to 49 years old should talk to their doctor or other health care professional about when to start and how often to get a mammogram. Men can also get breast cancer, though it is rare: the lifetime risk is 1 in 833.

Support your employees by using our Breast Cancer Toolkit (ZIP) which includes:

  • A breast cancer awareness brochure
  • A breast cancer screening article you can incorporate into your wellness blog or newsletter

Our Breast Cancer Toolkit (ZIP)


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