October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, screening and early detection, as well as treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer. More than 249,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year, and nearly 41,000 die from the disease


For more information on breast cancer contact these organizations:

Susan G. Komen: 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636), www.komen.org

American Cancer Society: 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345), www.cancer.org

National Breast Cancer Foundation: www.nationalbreastcancer.org

American Society of Clinical Oncology: 1-888-282-2552, www.asco.org