Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram — the screening test for breast cancer — can help find breast cancer early, when it’s easier to treat.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to spread the word about breast cancer screening.
With this and other National Health Observance toolkits offered on healthfinder.gov, we’ve made it easier for you to help make a difference. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, health care providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like detecting breast cancer early.
This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- Add this Web badge to your website.
- Add information about breast cancer awareness to your newsletter.
- Tweet about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
- Host a community event where families can increase awareness about breast cancer and breast cancer screenings.
By raising awareness about breast cancer and breast cancer screenings, communities, organizations, and health professionals can work together to keep women healthy.