October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, 12.4% of women will develop breast cancer. There are a lot of factors that could increase a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer such as genetic alterations, mammographic breast density, family history, personal history, and many additional factors. If current incidence rates continue the same, a little girl born today has a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer.

This month, raise awareness, get involved, and find out more about early detection. There are many different ways to be involved. Click here for more information about how we are involved. Click here to find out how you can be involved.

National Breast Cancer Foundation has tool kits, educational resources and fundraising opportunities available for you! Your local health department can provide clinical breast exams to help you make healthy steps forward.