Marla Groaning, RN IBCCP Program Coordinator Phone: (618) 634-2297 x147
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is a little less 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36. Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 2½ million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
For more information about breast cancer, how to find it early, and how to join the fight to end the disease, visit cancer.org/fightbreastcancer or contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 anytime, day or night.
Learn more about the 4 major types of Breast Cancer here.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
This program provides women's annual exams; office visits; clinical breast exams, pap smears and mammograms to uninsured women age 35-64. Pelvic exams and pap smears starting at age 35, mammograms starting at age 40.
These services are provided by funding through the Illinois Department of Public Health's Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and Stand Against Cancer.
Presentations on breast and cervical cancer are available upon request to groups by calling: Marla Groaning, RN, IBCCP Coordinator at 618-634-2297 x147
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