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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a yearly campaign to encourage awareness about breast cancer, how to prevent it, and how to spot it.

Breast Cancer FYI:

The following facts are from the National Breast Cancer Foundation:

In 2020, an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S

1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime

In 2020, an estimated 2,620 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Williamson Forward got in touch with Stacie Beckett, PA at Williamson Health and Wellness Center of Williamson for some information.

According to Stacie, preventative care and leading a healthy lifestyle are two of the biggest ways you can maintain your health. This includes things like limiting alcohol intake and not smoking, as well as healthy eating.

“Limiting processed foods and sugar and being physically active are things women can do to decrease their risk of getting breast cancer,” Stacie says.

It’s important to keep your health in mind, especially during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To find more facts and information about breast cancer check out the National Breast Cancer website !

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