Women's Health

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Getting Involved

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Getting Involved

This October kicks off another Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A tradition of over 30 years, BCAM is the joint effort of medical professionals, public service organizations, and government agencies to bring awareness to breast cancer. It was initially just a weeklong event to promote mammography, but has now grown into an international, month long affair to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. Though the discussion about breast cancer should be a year-round effort, BCAM offers a special opportunity to bring awareness to the disease and garner more public interest in research efforts. It is also a chance to honor those who have battled or are currently battling the disease.