Ensuring Women Have Access To Mammograms

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you haven’t had it yourself, chances are you know someone who has. Take a look at the numbers from the American Cancer Society:

  • Approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • That’s nearly 13 percent of women.
  • The American Cancer Society says 1 in 39 women will die from it.

In 2020 alone:

  • There are expected to be more than 276 thousand new cases diagnosed.
  • About 30 percent of newly diagnosed cancers in women this year will be breast cancer.
  • These numbers show just how important it is to get routine mammograms.
  • For many women, that’s easier said than done.

Magbis Nunez Love is a Health/Outreach Coordinator with Levine Cancer Institute. She joined us on QC Morning to talk about the importance of early detection. 

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