October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Do you know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer? 

Studies have shown that your risk for breast cancer is due to a combination of factors. The main factors that influence your risk include being a woman and getting older. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older. Some women will get breast cancer even without any other risk factors that they know of. Having a risk factor does not mean you will get the disease, and not all risk factors have the same effect. Most women have some risk factors, but most women do not get breast cancer. Talk with your doctor about ways you can lower your risk and about screening for breast cancer.

Crossroad recently partnered with Mercy Health and held a breast cancer screening event at our Western Hills office. If you have any concerns or questions about breast cancer, contact your Crossroad health care provider. Learn about your risk factors HERE.