National Breast Cancer Awareness month was founded in 1985. The famous pink ribbon came along in 1993 when the Estee Lauder Company established The Breast Cancer Research Fund. Ever since, pink ribbons and October have served as reminders that all women need to be screened for breast cancer.
As women, we have a tendency to not take care of ourselves. To put the needs (and even the tiny wants) of others before our own.
Some women may think they won’t get breast cancer because it doesn’t run in their family.
Others may feel like there’s just no time to get to the doctor for a screening.
It’s important that every woman get screened for breast cancer. You’re important. You owe to yourself and to all of the people who love and rely on you to take care of your body.
Please get screened and talk with your provider about any family history and the appropriate schedule of screenings for you.
For more information about breast cancer screening, please visit breastcancer.org