As we begin to see the fall colors starting to pop, you may also notice along with the red, orange and yellow hues, there’s some pink mixed in! That’s because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the pink ribbons serve as a reminder of its importance. Founded in 1985, this month was created to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

For women in the U.S., breast cancer rates are higher than any other cancer (excluding lung cancer). Did you know 30% of diagnosed cancer in women is breast cancer? This means approximately one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime.

Now is the perfect time to start making changes to help lower your risk of developing breast cancer, or to encourage the women in your life to do so. Not sure where to start? Get some tips here to help you out!

For more information, talk to a physician at Doctors Express Indianapolis urgent care center. We are here to help answer your questions about breast cancer and guide you toward the steps you can take to reduce your chances of developing a tumor.

And to learn more about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, visit their website!