October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

‘Buddy Up to Beat Breast Cancer’

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are here to let veterans
know the importance of getting screened and early detection. For more
than 23 years the Veterans Administration has led the nation in breast
cancer screenings and has focused on coordination of care and improving
access to screenings. In 2015, VA screened 86% of its women Veteran
patients ages 50 – 74, compared with the private sector at 73%.

Each year, approximately 200,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with
Breast Cancer, making it the second most common cancer in women. In
other words, approximately one in eight females will develop breast
cancer at some point in life. (See attached flyer)

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