‘Find it before you feel it.’
That’s the message being shared as part of a movement empowering women to educate other women about breast cancer screening and to raise funds to support breast cancer research.
October is breast cancer awareness month and the Canadian Cancer society is looking for ambassadors to get involved in the Women to Women movement.
Eighty percent of all breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50 and often in women with no family history. The Canadian Cancer Society recommends women between the age of 50 and 69 get a mammogram every two years.
Vice President of the Hastings Prince Edward Brighton branch of the Canadian Cancer Society Karen White will be speaking as part of a live webinar tonight aimed at educating and recruiting ambassadors.
The Thingamaboob is an instrument showing just how important mammograms are in detecting breast cancer at its earliest stage when it’s most treatable.
To register for the live webinar that starts at 6 p.m. or to become an ambassador click here.