Hercules, Calif. (PRWEB) October 9, 2007
Prettier You! (http://www.prettieryou.com) recognizes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Since the program began in 1985, mammography rates have more than doubled for women age 50 and older and breast cancer deaths have declined.
Prettier You.com is an Women's Online Magazine that has links for health, fitness, beauty and much more on its site. We would like to honor all the women who have been effected in some way by breast cancer. Nancy Kleeman, the publisher of Prettier You, lost her Mother-in-Law breast almost 15 years ago to this disease. Keeping information available to our readers is one of your top priorities.
There are many organizations who offer information on fighting breast cancer. Prettier You feels it has obligation to help support fighting this disease.
Here are a few facts for the American Cancer Society:
1.) Women age 65 and older are less likely to get mammograms than younger women, even though breast cancer risk increases with age. 2.) Hispanic women have fewer mammograms than Caucasian women and African American women. 3.) Women below poverty level are less likely than women at higher incomes to have had a mammogram within the past two years. 4.) Mammography use has increased for all groups except American Indians and Alaska Natives.
For more information about NBCAM, please visit http://www.nbcam.org. For additional information, please call one of the following toll-free numbers: American Cancer Society,
(800) 227-2345, National Cancer Institute (NCI), (800) 4-CANCER, Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, (800) 221-214.
The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month program is dedicated to increasing public knowledge about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Fifteen national public service organizations, professional associations, and government agencies comprise the Board of Sponsors, who work together to ensure that the NBCAM message is heard by thousands of women and their families.