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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Thursday - Oct 03, 2013

Please see the 2013 Breast Cancer Proclamation, stating that October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and October 18, 2013 is recognized as Mammography Day.

The Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Women's Health, website has numerous publications pertaining to breast cancer that can be printed or ordered. For more information, visit www.idph.state.il.us/about/womenshealth/publications.htm

The Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Women's Health, website also has many printable fact sheets on a variety of topics at www.idph.state.il.us/about/womenshealth/concern.htm. The titles are available in both English and Spanish.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure website (www.komen.org) now has a new online resource for newly diagnosed patients.

You can access the tool from several places in the Understanding Breast Cancer section of komen.org, including the Diagnosis and Treatment chapters, as well as the Resources section.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure also has several printable fact sheets on a variety of topics at: ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/FactsForLife.html. The titles are available in both English and Spanish.

Cancercare.org has a printable fact sheet about breast cancer called "What Every Woman Should Know" at media.cancercare.org/publications/original/82-fs_breast_eng.pdf?1302557707

Cancer.org has a PDF file with information about breast cancer and common questions at www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003090-pdf.pdf