Breast cancer strikes 124 out of 100,000 women in Hawai‘i, according to American
Cancer Society estimates. That means more than 800 women could be diagnosed with
the disease this year.
A breast cancer diagnosis prompts many questions and the need for many life-changing
decisions. Whether you were recently diagnosed with breast cancer, are a cancer
survivor, or know someone who has breast cancer, education is a powerful tool in
the fight against the disease.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), and this year marks the
25th anniversary of the program. The NBCAM website
serves as a year-round resource. The comprehensive site offers:
- Support for women with breast cancer.
- Information on the different types of breast cancer, therapies, and tips for communicating
with your doctor.
- Links to resources, including the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment.
- Tips for survivors to help keep breast cancer from returning.
- Easy-to-follow recipes for patients and their families with a focus on foods best
tolerated and those that ease symptoms during cancer treatments.
True to NBCAM’s mission, the site also suggests creative ways to promote breast
cancer awareness in the clinic, workplace, and throughout the community, including
encouraging women to engage in activities that can detect breast cancer early.
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