Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a yearly campaign to increase awareness of the disease and encourage women to get screened.
What is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer.
Types of Breast Cancer
The most common types of breast cancer are—
- Invasive ductal carcinoma. The cancer cells grow outside the ducts into other parts of the breast tissue. Invasive cancer cells can also spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body.
- Invasive lobular carcinoma. Cancer cells spread from the lobules to the breast tissues that are close by. These invasive cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body.
1 in 8 Women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.-CDC
The Best Prevention is Early Detection.
63% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage (there is no sign that the cancer has spread outside of the breast), for which the 5-year survival rate is 99%.
Get Screened Today!
Call Us at 713-462-6565 x 1813 to see if you qualify for a free mammogram.