October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means you’ll be seeing a lot of information about detecting breast cancer, who is at risk, the stages and types, as well as treatment.
You’ll also see a number of fundraising events like the 2019 Komen Race for the Cure which was held in Toledo on Sept. 29. That event raised approximately $800,000!
Fortunately, over the years, early detection and improved treatments mean that when breast cancer is detected early at the localized stage, the five-year survival rate is 100 percent.
Women should perform self-exams at least once a month.
John Hopkins Medical center says that “40 percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump.”