October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
For 25 years, the month of October has been recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). NBCAM is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information, and provide greater access to services.
NBCAM continues to be at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues, dedicated to educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health. Although great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there is still much to be done.
Although October is designated as ‘the month’, NBCAM is dedicated to raising awareness and educating individuals about breast cancer year-round.
For the benefit of your own health, and for your information as an informed health care student, visit the sites below to learn more about breast cancer, breast health, the latest research developments, awareness events, and patient resources.
- American Cancer Society (ACS) is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. www.cancer.org
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), founded in 1951, is the nation’s leading group of professionals providing health care for women. www.acog.org
- American College of Radiology (ACR) is a major national medical specialty association comprised of radiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists. www.acr.org
- The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. www.asco.org
- The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) is an organization of women physicians, medical students, and others dedicated to serving as the unique voice for women’s health and the advancement of women in medicine. www.amwa-doc.org
- Men Against Breast Cancer (MABC) provides services to educate & empower men to be effective care givers, & cope with the impact of a loved one’s diagnosis. www.menagainstbreastcancer.org
- The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of more than 35,000 registered nurses and other health care professionals committed to excellence in oncology. www.ons.org
The information in this blog article does not substitute for a consultation or visit with your health care provider. Reproduction & distribution of this NBCAM information is permitted & encouraged by NBCAM.