October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, in the US breast cancer occurs in about 1 in 8 women during their lifetime. In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the US. African American women are most likely to die of breast cancer. The FDHA encourages all women to get screened for breast cancer. The chances of surviving breast cancer are higher when it is found and treated early. It is recommended that women ages 40 to 49 talk to their doctors about when to start getting mammograms because the risk rises as you get older. Grady’s Comprehensive Breast Center offers breast screenings and treatment using the latest in technique, technology, and research all in a modern, patient-focused setting. For more information on breast cancer and testing click on the following link.