Date(s) - 10/16/2022
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting a mammogram regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years.
If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.
Breast cancer awareness month is a yearly campaign that intends to educate people about the importance of early screening, test, and more. This campaign starts on October 1st and ends on October 31st every year.