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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Nearly everyone in your community has likely been touched by breast cancer in some way – whether personally or through the experience of a family member, friend, or co-worker. Among women, breast cancer continues to be the most frequently diagnosed cancer other than skin cancer. Breast cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer). Despite these statistics, only about half of women aged 40 and older report having a mammogram – a screening test the American Cancer Society recommends to find breast cancer early, when it is most treatable – within the past year. Additionally, studies have shown that physical inactivity and weight gain are associated with breast cancer risk, meaning people who are physically active and maintain a healthy weight are less likely to get breast cancer.

Spitzer, Industries wants to encourage awareness. We wear our pink shirts on Wednesdays for the month of October.