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By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D. on October 29th, 2020

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020

Lifestyle & Wellness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a worldwide, annual campaign that highlights the importance of breast cancer awareness, education, and research. About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. For men, the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer is about 1 in 833 (or about 1% of all breast cancer cases).

PartnerMD is doing our part to help. All month, we'll be sharing articles, posting on social media, and sharing wellness videos from our health coaches to help you reduce your risk for breast cancer. Find links to all of our content below. 

All this activity culminated in "A PMD Conversation: Breast Cancer" on Thursday, October 29. Dr. Steven Bishop, Dr. Tamara Sobel, and Dr. Susan Scharpf discussed breast cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, anxiety, and more. Find the video and recap here. 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Week 1: Healthy Habits for Healthy Breasts

Richmond health coach Lindsey Patton shares healthy habits you can practice to reduce your risk of breast cancer. 

Tuesday, Oct. 6: Healthy Habits to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk (Video & Recap)

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Week 2: Breast Cancer Screening & Exams

Midlothian health coach Jaime Monsen covers the basics of age and frequency guidelines for exams and screenings. 

Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 1:00 pm: Breast Cancer Screenings: The Basics (Video & Recap)

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Week 3: Breast Cancer Myths

Owings Mills health coach Yvonne Bull will dispel the myths and focus on the facts to grow your awareness about breast cancer.

Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 1:00 pm: Four Myths About Breast Cancer (Video & Recap)

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Week 4: Breast Cancer in Men

Greenville health coach Aaron Benator dives into the topic of breast cancer in men, including what symptoms to look for and when to talk to your doctor. 

Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 1:00 pm: Men & Breast Cancer (Video & Recap)

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