Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As awareness fills our conscious by going 'pink', it's important to realize that being aware of breast cancer is not enough, it's more than wearing pink it's about taking action for your health. And breast cancer affects men, too.
Early detection is the key to prevention. Men and women are encouraged to talk to your doctor and schedule your mammogram and breast exam today. That's the power of pink!
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends regular mammograms and paying attention to the changes in the look and feel of the breast. Click here to read more aboutsymptoms and early detection.
The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (FBCCEDP) provides access to screenings that are free or low cost to those that meet program eligibility requirements.
To see if you qualify, call the Department of Health-Broward at 954-762-3649, visit broward.floridahealth.gov, or call the American Cancer Society National Hotline at 1-800-227-2345 to get more information on the program.
Medicare insurance also provides mammograms to women age 65 and older without a copay. Please call 1-800-633-4227 for information on receiving mammograms through Medicare.
On Friday, October 5th, staff throughout the City of Weston donned pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.