October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We want to draw your attention to this occasion because it has become the leading cause of global cancer incidence despite significant improvements in breast cancer treatment and detection technology. In 2020, there were more than 2.3 million new diagnoses, representing 11.7% of all cancer cases worldwide.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I want to share with you a few simple ways you can help prevent breast cancer:
- Learn the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of breast cancer because early detection remains the best chance at survival.
- Start taking steps to lower your risk of developing breast cancer. Read and share these healthy tips with your family and friends.
- Know your breasts … protect your health. Download the breast self-exam guide for your regular self-exams.
- Get regular mammograms. Skipping One Mammogram Can Significantly Increase Risk of Death from Breast Cancer. Learn more about Screening for Breast Cancer.
Thankfully, AFCR researchers are developing multi-functional antibody therapies to treat advanced breast cancer. The pre-clinical results from this research are promising for triple-negative breast cancer. But they need your support.
YOU can provide hope for breast cancer patients. Would you please join us and take action to put an end to this disease? Support research for a cure today.