BMH is proud to once again support and promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign that takes place every October to raise awareness about breast cancer and to encourage regular screening. That’s because finding breast cancer early and treating it early may save your life!

The providers at BMH emphasize the following:

  • Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are a person at average risk.
  • Understand that a family history of breast cancer (i.e., genetics) could put you at higher risk for the disease.
  • Although most breast cancers are found in women age 50 and older, breast cancer also affects younger women.
  • Do a breast self-exam at least once a month.
  • Contact your healthcare provider promptly if you notice a lump or change in your breast(s).

Learn more at the Breast Care Program at BMH.

Read this article about breast cancer screening in the post-pandemic era.