October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


This October, Proliance Surgeons is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them. If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

This year, Proliance was a sponsor of the 25th anniversary Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure. Komen Puget Sound is largest private funder of mammograms for low-income and uninsured women in Washington State. The Race for the Cure raised funds toward the goal of reducing the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.

Learn more about Susan G. Komen Puget Sound and how you can support breast cancer awareness and research into breast cancer's cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure here.

Find Breast Cancer Resources at the National Breast Cancer Foundation website, including: Healthy Living & Personal Risk Guide, 3 Steps To Early Detection and more.

For more information on our surgeons and services, please visit Breast Services or call:




Source: National Breast Cancer Foundation and Healthfinder.gov