Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, and October is a month dedicated to raising awareness of this particular disease. You may have noticed that you’ve been seeing pink everywhere you turn! Over the month, many retail stores and restaurants may be donating a portion of their proceeds to one of the many breast cancer awareness or research groups. You may find that you also want to support these groups through personal donations, or awareness events throughout the Dallas area. All of these are wonderful ways to promote awareness, but don’t forget to take the time this month to think about your own breast health. Know your risk factors – these include post-menopausal status, smoking, alcohol consumption, and obesity, among others. Perform a self-examination at least once a month – no one knows your body better than you do. If you would like more information on managing your own breast health, come in and speak to your doctor. We are happy to arm you with more information!