The 10th month on the calendar might be known as the beginning of spooky season but the month of October is special to 3.8 million people. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Americans all over wear pink to show their support. Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the breast. Breast cancer occurs more in women than men. Possible symptoms of breast cancer include a lump in the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple, and changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast. Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breasts cancer screening with mammograms every year. Older women should switch to mammogram checkups every year to ensure their body is aging positively with no issues. Sometimes, the problem starts when women do not get checked. A lot of times we get caught up in our everyday lives, the hustle and bustle of our jobs, and the nonstop bills that are waiting in our mailboxes. However, that can not stop us. While you are checking on others make sure you are checking on yourself. Be sure to ask your doctor for different signs that you should be looking for. You are not alone and don’t have to experience this journey alone.
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Click here for more information about a 4K Breast Cancer Walk located at Fountain Inn, SC this Saturday, October 9th. All proceeds raised at this event will go to the Cancer Society of Greenville.