It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so get screened now

This October, the focus is on prevention

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual reminder to do a self-check for signs and symptoms, schedule a mammogram appointment and to remember women who currently are fighting breast cancer or have lost their battle.

Breast cancer fast facts

  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • About 1 percent of men are diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Early detection reduces deaths from breast cancer.
  • Women over 40 should get a mammogram yearly.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women.
  • Over 3 million people are breast cancer survivors.

How to reduce your breast cancer risk

  • Be active by exercising most days of the week (walking, jogging, yoga, etc.).
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Know your body mass index (BMI), and if you are in the obese or morbidly obese range, lose weight.
  • Don’t smoke. If you do, stop.
  • Limit how much alcohol you drink.

Get a mammogram aboard the Norton Healthcare Mobile Prevention Center

  • The mobile unit is a 40-foot truck with an exam room and mammography equipment
  • Staffed with board-certified nurse practitioners, registered nurses, certified mammogram technicians and health navigators
  • Norton Healthcare Prevention & Wellness team partners with over 200 community organizations across our service area, bringing health care to a convenient location near you

To schedule a mammogram or well woman exam at an upcoming Mobile Prevention Center screening location, call (502) 899-6842 or visit NortonScreenings.com.


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