Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Awareness Month of Breast Cancer

Awareness Month of Breast Cancer

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to express our support and encouragement to those who are battling the disease, as well as increase awareness for those who would benefit from learning about prevention and early diagnosis.


The most prevalent type of cancer detected in women is breast cancer. Many of us know someone who has been affected by breast cancer, and this month serves as a reminder to support those fighting the disease, congratulate survivors, remember those who have died too soon, and never give up hope.


Women over 50 are urged to have a mammogram every two years as part of the Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program. Women of all ages are also taught to be aware of their own bodies. Early discovery translates to earlier treatment, more treatment options, and better results.

“We must continue to take preventative measures to combat this disease. As survival rates for breast cancer improve as a result of advances in research, prevention, early detection, and innovative treatment options, those impacted demonstrate their courage and the increased prospect of living extraordinary lives beyond disease.


“Please know that there is hope, that there is support, and that we admire your fortitude if you have been diagnosed with breast cancer.”