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October 10, 2019, City Council Regular Meeting
7. Proclamation Designating October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and October 18, 2019 as Mammography Awareness Day
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October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout the United States.  National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is dedicated to increasing public knowledge about the importance of early detection of breast cancer, and National Mammography Day is observed annually on the 3rd Friday in October. Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

  • If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
  • If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.


Carol Bell, Mayor Pro Tem
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