BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
You can watch inspirational stories of survivors in the videos below.
In the fight against breast cancer, early detection saves lives. That's why 13WMAZ invites you to become a Friend for Life.
Choose a friend, your mother, sister or someone close to you and call each other on the 13th day of every month and remind them, "Don't forget your self-exam."
Sign up for a Friend for Life newsletter reminder. On the 13th of every month, we will send you a personal self-check reminder. Just look for the link on the right side column.
If you would like to share a Friend for Life story, call 13WMAZ at (478) 752-1313.
Educating yourself about breast cancer is important. Knowing the facts about breast cancer is essential. As the most common form of cancer found in women today, breast cancer will affect one out of every eight women in her lifetime. However, statistics show that the early detection of breast cancer through mammograms, monthly breast self-exams and annual physicals improves a woman's chances for survival.
Are you at risk for developing breast cancer? Many factors can put a woman at an increased risk for developing breast cancer:
- Family history of breast cancer
- Previous breast cancer
- Early onset of menstruation (before age 12)
Older than 30 when birthing first child
- Never having children
- Late onset of menopause
- Obesity, 40 percent above the normal weight for your age
Women with symptoms, such as a breast lump, an unusual or continued soreness in a breast, significant discharge from a nipple or skin dimpling, should contact their physician immediately.
Breast Cancer Video