Knowledge is Power: How to Stay Informed this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is well underway, and we are always touched by the support we receive during this special month. Although breast cancer deserves consistent awareness all year, it is amazing to see the rise in community outreach, comradery, and hope that is happening this month to create a real, lasting impact.

During October, it is important to take action, whether that’s for ourselves, for a loved one facing the disease, or to honor a loved one who has passed. We can make a positive impact and take action by simply educating ourselves, and then others, about breast cancer and how to be proactive with our breast health.

Since 1991, NBCF has been dedicated to providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer. This means, no matter where someone is in their breast health journey, we want to be there for them. One way we do this is by delivering comprehensive, educational information on popular breast health and healthy living topics in our free breast health guides, also known as eBooks.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to highlight three guides to empower and encourage you! Knowledge is power when it comes to breast cancer and we want to help you stay as informed as possible.

3 Steps to Early Detection

Members of Team Hope display the 3 Steps to Early Detection eBook

The 3 Steps to Early Detection guide has been downloaded over 30,000 times! This means that 30,000 people have learned the first steps in taking control of their breast health and can now equip others with the same potentially life-saving information. When found early, the odds of successfully treating breast cancer dramatically increase. Early detection can change the trajectory of someone’s breast cancer journey, and this guide provides you with three ways to start taking action today. This guide answers these commonly asked questions, and much more:

  1. What should I look for if I examine my own breast?
  2. When should I see my doctor?
  3. When and how often should I get a mammogram?

This month and every day, it is important that we advocate for ourselves and those around us. Staying informed and prepared is one of the biggest ways we can do exactly that. Join the thousands of women who have downloaded this free resource by clicking here.

What to Say to a Cancer Patient

A member of Team Hope displays the What to Say to a Cancer Patient eBook

Every day, people find out that someone in their life is facing breast cancer. Many of you may have experienced this in the past and wondered the best ways to comfort someone during this trying time. Whether it’s someone close or an acquaintance, we all want to say the “right” thing.  What to Say to a Cancer Patient is a tool designed to help guide you through the do’s and don’ts of communicating with a cancer patient.

Although the “right” thing to say is different for everyone, the tips in this eBook can help when trying to navigate some of those tough conversations. We have seen first-hand how much a strong support system can positively impact someone going through breast cancer. This free eBook will help guide healthy conversations and provide you with additional resources to help those in your life that may need it. Download this resource by clicking here.

Dense Breasts Q&A Guide

A member of Team Hope displays the Dense Breasts Q&A Guide

Dense breast tissue is something that most women have heard about. However, a lot of us are unsure about what it is, how it can impact our breast health, and how to know if we have it. Last April, NBCF welcomed Joan Lunden, triple-negative breast cancer survivor & longtime Good Morning America anchor, as the honored speaker at our Women of Hope Luncheon. Joan serves as our inspiration in sharing the Dense Breasts Q&A Guide with you as she was brave enough to tell her story and advocate for more education on dense breasts.

Knowing whether you have dense breasts is extremely important as it plays a role in screenings and overall risk. This eBook answers 7 frequently asked questions pertaining to dense breasts and encourages women to not be afraid to ask questions. Knowing whether or not you have dense breasts can truly impact your breast health journey. Be your own best advocate and download the guide here.

Still More to Learn

Whether you download all three or just one, we hope these resources open your eyes to different aspects of breast cancer and breast health, and teach you something new this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is always our goal to provide you with the knowledge you need to continue advocating for your breast health and raising awareness.

Also, we have 9 other free guides available for download on our website, covering everything from breast cancer recurrence to healthy living tips, and more coming soon! To see them all, click here.

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