October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! According to the government website, Health Finder, “Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.” The good news is that breast cancer can be treated if caught early; you can do monthly at home breast exams or have regular mammograms at your doctor’s office.

This month serves as a reminder to everyone to be aware of the potential threat posed by breast cancer. October is dedicated to this vital cause and reminds us to stand in solidarity with women (and men) who are suffering from breast cancer

A great way to stand in solidarity with the movement or show your support is by attending local events. Susan G. Komen offers a list of events in your area. Find a nearby event here

Breast cancer is a global issue, so you are not alone no matter where you are in the world. There is a great network of survivors and thrivers out there who share your experience and can help you along the way..  The Paragon family has experienced cancer in many forms. This week, we dedicate our blog to this worthy cause and stand in solidarity with fighters, survivors and their loved ones. We know more than anyone the power of words, and if we have inspired one person to reach out, ask for help, do a self-exam or make a donation to help find better treatments and a cure, then we’ve done our job. Together we fight! 

Information sources: https://healthfinder.gov/nho/octobertoolkit.aspx

Image resource: https://soignantsunjour.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/bonne-continuation-et-je-ne-vous-dit-pas-a-bientot/

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