Doctors Stress A Proactive Approach During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - As we hit October, you may be seeing more pink around as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation estimates more than 230,000 new cases of breast cancer will be found this year. Nearly 40,000 may find it too late.

Doctors suggest no matter what time of year, a mammogram is highly recommended.

"Some of them are fearful because it can be somewhat uncomfortable because the breast is in compression for the examination. However, mammograms save lives and it's better to go through a few minutes of discomfort to make a diagnoses that can save your life," says Dr. Brian Wallace.

Doctors also suggest a clinical breast exam at least once a year. Although rare, breast cancer can be found in men. As of now there is no screening recommendation. If something feels out of the ordinary you are suggested to call a doctor.

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