Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
In observance of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) is encouraging women to get screened for breast cancer. She released a public service announcement today, which is available on YouTube.
“40,000 women this year will die of breast cancer, and over 200,000 will be diagnosed with the disease,” stated Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi. “Early detection saves lives. Please contact your doctor today. It could save your life.”
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, second only to skin cancer. Though it is rare, breast cancer can also occur among men. Thanks to early detection and improvements in treatment, today millions of women are surviving breast cancer and living well. The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms for women 40 and over. Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam by a health professional at least every 3 years.
“Advocates have made tremendous progress on this issue and forever changed the way breast cancer is viewed and treated. It’s important that we continue to encourage women to get screened and also to get involved in the movement to end breast cancer,” continued Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, who is a former board member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition.
Alameda County residents can call the Women’s Cancer Resource Center at 510.420.7900 for more information. A brochure about breast cancer is available at Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi’s website at http://asmdc.org/members/a18/.
Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi’s video public service announcement can also be viewed at http://www.maryhayashi.com.
View the PSA on YouTube.
Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi serves the 18th Assembly District, which includes San Leandro, Hayward, Dublin, most of Castro Valley and Pleasanton, and a portion of Oakland, as well as the unincorporated areas of Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo and Sunol.
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