What Can You Do to Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month This October?

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With October in full swing, fall isn’t the only thing that’s in the air. October also means Breast Cancer Awareness is being promoted. This yearly campaign strives to increase awareness of this potentially deadly disease. October 13 is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day where we evaluate what sufferers are up against and how society can make a difference.

Metastatic is when early-stage breast cancer has metastasized, or spread to other organs located outside the breasts, and is currently considered as stage four cancer. When this happens, doctors can only treat the progressed cancer and its side effects because right now there is no cure. The good news is, when detected early, your survival rate for overcoming breast cancer vastly improves! This is why you always hear professionals saying to do those monthly breast self-exams to give yourself a fighting chance to succeed.

Because your life matters, the Breast Cancer Awareness and Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day campaign strives to give every woman access to the following:

  • Education
  • Screening
  • Treatment
  • Support
  • Hope

By sharing accurate information and encouraging research and community programs to offer breast cancer patients the care they need is a good reason to spread this information. At Sierra Oaks Dental in Sacramento, CA, we take care of your oral health so that you will have a healthy smile and better overall health. Creating awareness of breast cancer is another way to encourage you to stay healthy.

What can you do during this “pink” month of Breast Cancer Awareness?

  • Read up on serving breast cancer
  • Share inspiring thoughts on social media about good health
  • Wear pink sweaters, scarves, hats, gloves, outfits, wigs and masks
  • Tie pink ribbons in your yard, balcony railing or car antenna
  • Raise and donate money to Breast Cancer Awareness to fund life-saving cancer research

This autumn, be sure to enjoy pumpkin and spooky season while encouraging yourself and others to take good care of your health, especially ongoing monthly breast self-exams. Your body and your loved ones will be glad you did! Now…spread the word!