Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month & An Early Detection Checklist

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Each October, Morguard is proud to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness month with our On Wednesdays We Wear Pink campaign. Our team members are encouraged to wear pink each Wednesday in October to honor friends and family impacted by the disease, and to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer prevention and research. Consistently, our hearts are warmed by the stories shared among Morguard associates, clients, partners, and residents, and we are honored to host this annual campaign.  

[View our Morguard Breast Cancer Awareness Video on Instagram here]

Early detection significantly increases the survival rate of breast cancer patients. With one in eight women developing breast cancer in their lifetime, and a chance for men to develop it, it’s important for everyone to be educated about methods for early detection. 

Breast Cancer Early Detection Checklist

  • Perform a monthly breast self-exam

  • If you’re between the ages of 20 and 40, schedule a clinical breast exam every one to three years.

  • If you are 40 or older, schedule a mammogram every one to two years.

  • Don’t ignore symptoms. Schedule a doctor’s appointment as soon as possible if you notice any of these signs

  • Practice healthy habits to maintain optimal wellness.

If you have a strong family history of breast cancer, it is recommended that you are tested for the BRCA gene mutation. This can help your healthcare provider determine the best early detection plan for you. If breast cancer is prevalent in your family, your doctor may suggest scheduling mammograms sooner than age 40.

Taking responsibility for our wellness habits and disease prevention practices is something we can all be vigilant about. We can also share our knowledge with others, and listen to and support those who may be facing a health-related challenge. Remember that everyone’s life will be touched by cancer. Let’s be stronger together for it. 

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds, and diamonds are made under pressure.” – Peter Marshall

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