Minden Press-Herald

Sep 22nd

Breast cancer is focus in October

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, nearly 200,000 women and 2,000 men in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer, making it one of the most common types of cancer among women in the country.

"While there is no way of guaranteeing that a person won't develop breast cancer, there are certainly steps that can be taken to reduce risk," said Dr. Robert Russell, Ob/Gyn at Minden Medical Center. "Learning to recognize the symptoms of breast cancer, understanding what puts a person at a high risk of developing the disease, and actively monitoring breast health can be key."

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