October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and every woman should understand their personal risk for breast cancer. Risk factors include age, genetic mutations, reproductive history, dense breasts, personal or family history of cancer, previous exposure to radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and more. You can help reduce risk by staying active, maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle, and not drinking alcohol or smoking.
The Cancer Institute at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center offers full range of specialists, including medical and surgical oncologists, specialized nurses and clinical staff, and more, offer advanced, compassionate care to support your best health.
You can also get a free breast health screening on October 17. Learn more and download a free healthy living guide here.