CDC: Newark Breast Cancer Awareness "Know More, Do More"

According to a statement from the Center for Disease Contol, each October, breast cancer awareness captures the country's attention and focuses on the importance of healthy steps to lower the risk of developing breast cancer, and of early detection through screening.

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CDC official said in a statement, over the last ten years, the rate of getting breast cancer has not changed for women overall but has increased for black women and Asian and Pacific Islander women.

"Knowing more about breast cancer can help you do more to lower your risk. Pay attention to changes in your breasts, learn about the risk factors for breast cancer, and find out your family health history," according to CDC officials.

Officials urge NJ residents to talk with their doctors about personal risks for breast cancer to help decide when and how often to get screened.

Officials say screening cannot prevent breast cancer, but it can help find breast cancer at an early stage when it is easier to treat.

CDC resources to help you know more about breast cancer include Talk to Someone: Triple Negative Breast Cancer interactive tool and our Bring Your Brave campaign. CDC partner, George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center, is releasing an updated Breast Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit to help spread awareness and provide ideas to engage communities.

INFORMATION CREDIT: Center for Disease Control IMAGE CREDIT: Mr. Lyndon Brown, Newark Resident