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Breast Cancer Awareness Saves Lives!

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This observance was initiated to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

The good news: many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.

Be aware! You could help save a life – yours – or that of a friend or loved one.  Here are some resources on the web to help:

American Cancer Society
All about breast cancer – signs, symptoms, and what’s new in research.

Assistance in Maine for women who need mammography screening:
Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program
Maine Breast Cancer Coalition Service Fund

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