Attention Orlando! Tomorrow is Pinktober 15th. Show your support for breast cancer patients and survivors by wearing a pink article of clothing. We’ll all be wearing something pink here at our office, even me! Tammy, a breast cancer survivor who works with me at the office, has got us all geared up for the day. Maybe we’ll even get some photos to post here…
Locally, we have some tremendous groups that do a lot for breast cancer advocacy. I’d particularly like to draw your attention to “Women playing for T.I.M.E.”, which stands for Technology, Immediate diagnosis, Mammography and Education. Their website is here (link). These active women have raised over $8 million for breast cancer related resources at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center/ORMC here in Orlando. One of their many events, the 3rd annual Walk for TIME, is happening this Sunday, at Millenia Mall.
It’s important to know the basic signs and symptoms of breast cancer, as it is the #1 most common cancer in women, affecting approximately one in eight women over their lifetime. Click here to read about signs of breast cancer.
Certain women are at higher risk for this disease. (Click here to read about risk factors)
Mammography, whether digital or analog styles, remains an important screening tool. Get a mammogram if you are a woman over 40, and it’s been more than a year since your last one.
Do you own monthly breast self-exams. Learn what is normal and what is not. If you do find something new, get it checked out without delay.
Early diagnosis leads to early treatment. And that’s a good thing.