Breast Cancer Awareness Month | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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While the weather may not suggest it, fall has officially arrived and for many of us that means preparing for the holidays is at the top of our priority list. While Halloween is just around the corner, October isn’t just about scary costumes and candy. It is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so let’s take just a moment to review why this deserves our attention. 

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women causing more than 40,000 deaths annually. One in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime with 281,550 invasive breast cancer diagnoses expected in the U.S. in 2021. While people most think of breast cancer as a disease that only affects women, 2,650 men are also expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. So now that we know how common this problem is, what do we watch for and how do we screen for it?




  • Catherine Jones, MD
  • Catherine Jones, MD

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