Gilbert Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month
One in seven American women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime according to the American Cancer Society. It’s just one reason the Town of Gilbert is joining the nation in recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and encouraging everyone to take precautions against Cancer.
Whether it’s a town employee taking the initiative to help co-workers get checked for Cancer, or a business in Gilbert that gives Cancer patients the products they need, residents across the town are doing their part to help spread awareness about the deadly disease.
The American Cancer Society strongly recommends mammograms at least once a year for women age 40 and older to detect Cancer early. Young women should conduct a clinical breast exam by a professional at least every three years.
Breast Cancer survivors like Gilbert resident Michelle Tucker know the value of catching it early. First diagnosed at age 19, Tucker has been treated for Breast Cancer three times. Now, Tucker gives back by doing aesthetic tattoos for Breast Cancer survivors. She encourages all women to get the exam.
“It doesn’t matter who we are. If you love yourself, go get checked,” she said, “Because nobody one is going to do it for you.”
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