October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Knowledge and early detection saves lives.
During the month of October, you may see the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad team wearing pink t-shirts, to promote awareness of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 255,000 women get breast cancer each year and 42,000 women die from the disease. Men also get beast cancer, but it is uncommon. About 1 in every 100 breast cancer cases occur in men. Most breast cancers are found in women 50 years or older, but breast cancer can also affect younger women. There are different symptoms and some people have no symptoms at all.
Wearing pink is Sterling Rescue’s way to reminder you to discuss breast cancer with your doctor, and if recommended, get breast cancer screening. Breast cancer screening cannot prevent breast cancer, but it can help to find it early, when it is easier to treat. Please help us spread the word about breast cancer awareness!