This article brought to you courtesy of Barb Colter, Clinic Administrator at the Maple Street Clinic, Health Care Experts.

Barb Colter

Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. 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. Catching cancer early often allows for more treatment options. Some early cancers may have signs and symptoms that can be noticed, but that is not always the case.

If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.

If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram

every 2 years at a minimum. You may also choose to get

them more often.

Men may also be at risk for developing breast cancer. Most male breast cancers are diagnosed when a man discovers a lump on his chest. Unfortunately, many men tend to delay going to the doctor until they have more severe symptoms, like bleeding from the nipple.

Talk to your medical provider about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your medical provider can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

This October, Maple Street Clinic is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone who completes a preventative care exam this month will be

entered to win a Breast Cancer Awareness gift tote. Anyone

who schedules a mammogram will be entered again. (anyone

may enter to win.)

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