Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October, is almost upon us. It is a time to bring a heightened sense of awareness about this horrendous disease which affects millions of families each year.
The facts are staggering.
Breast Cancer Facts
Despite this well known fact, diagnostic testing centers are experiencing a decrease in the numbers of patients being seen for mammograms. Clearly, this is a sign of the times and a result of the declining economic conditions affecting many households.
Along with job loss, which is affecting more and more people each day, comes loss of health insurance. Every woman knows that early breast cancer detection is the one major thing that can be a lifesaver for those diagnosed with this disease, but clearly many families are dealing with priorities that they consider to be much higher than preventative health.
For some, it could be the decision between putting food on the table or paying for a costly test just to make sure there is no problem. This is a sad fact of life in our times, and there are no easy choices.
What You Can Do To Promote Breast Cancer Awareness
Anything you can do, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, could potentially make a huge difference in the life of a family member, friend, or stranger.