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Dear Readers, 

In our line of work at Directive Health, we believe education and prevention is the key to living a healthy and happy life. To truly live our values, our goal with these posts is to inform and encourage you to engage in your health journey. 

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) “ about 264,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and about 2,400 in men. About 42,000 women and 500 men in the U.S. die each year from breast cancer.” October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we wanted to provide some action steps you can take to keep yourself and others safe. 

  • Perform a monthly breast self-exam. A tutorial can be found here. 
  • It is encouraged that women 40+ should get a mammogram annually. Talk to your doctor about the right schedule for you. 
  • Wear pink, donate to organizations that perform breast cancer prevention awareness, and tell a friend to take care of their body. 

Share this post with a friend that you care about. Thanks for caring about your health. 

Here’s to a happier and healthier you.

Erin McDermott

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