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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Reminder To Get Screened

About 1 in 8 women will get Breast Cancer in their lifetime. This is a sobering statistic as we head into Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Posted: Oct 6, 2020 7:24 PM

About 1 in 8 women will get Breast Cancer in their lifetime.

This is a sobering statistic as we head into Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For many of us we either know a survivor or may even be a survivor of breast cancer.

For Jill Tanner of Owensboro, she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 49.

"By me having the genetic testing done and finding out I did have the BRCA mutation, they kept close eye on me as far as the mammograms and everything," says Tanner, survivor. "They had me going every three months for a mammogram. I was lucky they caught me at a Stage 0."

Yearly screenings, a procedure which could save your life.

That's why health officials are making sure women are not putting it off during this pandemic.

"You know if we can catch it earlier, that's much much better," says Jennifer Small, Deaconess Downtown Breast Center manager. "It's treated quicker and it's better in the long run."

Annual screenings start around 40.

Health officials say breast cancer can still appear anytime, so being aware of family history, along with recognizing any changes in your own body is important.

"We just really want everyone to feel like we are providing a safe and clean environment, so that they don't push off having a mammogram, especially if they are having any issues," says Small.

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