Congresswoman Beatty Highlights the Importance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual initiative to increase awareness around breast cancer, breast cancer prevention, breast cancer detection and breast cancer treatment. As an advocate of women’s health, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement:
“It is staggering to hear that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It is even more heartbreaking that many lose their lives at the hands of breast cancer as well. That is why it is imperative that we fight for funding for our nation’s National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute so that we can continue to work to find a cure to breast cancer once and for all. If you are at high risk of breast cancer, be sure to regularly schedule mammograms, conduct self-examinations, and talk to your doctor about your family history.”
During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please be sure to share your stories online by using #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth, #BCAM, and #ThinkPink. For more information on National Breast Awareness Month, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.