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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! National Breast Cancer Awareness Month began to be observed around October 1985 when the first organized movement began to bring awareness to the dangers of breast cancer. Now,  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many are being taught about the impact breast cancer has. 

Breast cancer is cancer that begins within the breast. It can be in either one or both breasts. Despite the common myth, breast cancer isn’t only in middle-aged and older women, it can occur in women of all ages and men too! Although men account for less than 1% of breast cancer, one should still visit their physician for any changes they may notice. You may be able to recognize symptoms of breast cancer, while sometimes it may not be noticeable. 

To speak with a physician, please visit https://www.ucrhealth.org/make-an-appointment/

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