Get ready to paint the town pink! Everywhere you look in the month of October, you’ll see pink ribbons, pink bracelets, and pink stickers. Even the National Football League goes pink in October, with pink shoes, gloves, and towels!
We’re excited to do our part to encourage men and women to learn how to protect against one of the most common cancers affecting American women. Although shining the spotlight on breast cancer in October is a fun way to highlight the need for awareness, focusing on prevention and early detection is important year-round. Follow these tips to improve your own mindfulness and the healthfulness of those around you.
- Sign up for a free newsletter. The American Cancer Society provides one on their website.
- Try the National Cancer Institute’s Risk Assessment Tool.
- Get screened and sign up for a reminder on the Susan G. Komen website.
- Improve healthy eating habits
- Use the buddy system for increased accountability
Don’t let cost be a reason for not being screened. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide free or low-cost screening to women who qualify. Lean more here.