October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as Dominion Finance is a female operated business this is a cause that is very important to us.
According to the Breast Cancer Network Australia, there will be 17,586 women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. That is an average of 48 people a day. These are all mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends.
Breast cancer can strike women of all ages, so it is important to do regular self-checks monthly, and mammograms every 1 to 2 years for women over 40, and earlier for those with risk factors. Survival rates are increasing, however, early detection is vitally important to improve chances of recovery.
Go to Breast Cancer Network Australia, www.bcna.org.au, for more information and follow their guide on how to examine your breasts. This is as important for young women, as it does not just affect the older generation.
Take care of yourselves.