Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast cancer is the second-most common cancer among women. That means that no matter who you are, there’s a chance that you know someone who has been or could be diagnosed with breast cancer. Boerne is doing its part to help find the cure and support those who suffer from this illness. Find out how you can prevent breast cancer and show support for the women who fight it every day.

Get Screened

Getting screened for breast cancer is incredibly important, especially for women over the age of 40. This is when breast cancer becomes more common. You need to know whether you’re at risk, but women who don’t have reliable health coverage can struggle to find an affordable option for screening. On October 26, the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation is holding the Healthy Women Make Healthy Communities Breast Cancer Screening and Awareness Day. Any woman between the ages of 40 and 64 is welcome to come in for a free mammogram. However, space is limited, so if you can, schedule ahead of time. There will also be information on where to obtain health coverage and testing for diabetes, as well. This is a great opportunity for those who want to have some more control over their health.

Show Your Support

Susan G. Komen and H-E-B are sponsoring the 2018 H-E-B Race Rally. This is your chance to show your support for women who suffer from breast cancer. It’s not just a rally, though. There will be music, games, and health resources so you can learn about how to protect yourself from this disease. There’s a lot going on, so make sure to check it out.

Prevention Is Key

For both those at risk of breast cancer and those who aren’t, maintaining a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is the best way to prevent disease. Cooking at home, limiting processed food, and drinking enough water can all help you stay healthy for longer. Women in their 40s and older should schedule regular mammograms so any issues can be caught early. All of these steps can help make breast cancer a disease of the past. Plus, by supporting the above organizations, you are doing your part to find a cure for the disease.

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