October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Since October is breast cancer awareness month, we want to help everyone detect this cancer as early as possible. We’re all in this together, so let’s work together for each other and Fight Like a Girl.

Every year there are over 1 million new cases of breast cancer, and every year we lose nearly half a million wonderful souls to it. Unfortunately, we still don’t know enough about cancers to cure them, so detecting them early and treating them with chemotherapy and other traditional methods are the best we have now.

You should do a self-examination of your breasts every month, at the same time of each month. Get to know them. Learn their shapes and how they feel. If you come across a new abnormality, don’t wait. Call your doctor right away and have them examine your breasts. They can order a sonogram or mammogram to get a closer look.

Breast cancer needs to be fought by all of us together. Remind your friends to examine themselves and to visit their doctors. Post to social media. Remind your doctor to talk to other women about it. Talk to husbands and remind them to speak to their wives. We’re all in this together.

Dr. Sarah Frye and our team are raising breast cancer awareness this month with our Fight Like a Girl campaign. To learn more or to see how you can help, contact our office in Lexington, North Carolina, today.