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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 237,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and 2,100 in men each year in the United States. Signs or symptoms of breast cancer can include palpable lumps or masses in the breast or armpit, changing in skin, nipple discharge or breast pain. Breast cancer screenings are important for females and males who are at risk. This can be done with imaging such as a yearly mammogram as well as with genetic testing for specific patients. Ask your Aveon Health provider about breast cancer prevention at your next visit.