October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and GovBenefits.gov is helping celebrate the advances in breast cancer awareness, education, and survival rates.

Breast cancer continues to be one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. Regular monthly breast self-exams and yearly mammograms can aid in early detection, which can significantly increase survival rates.

You are never too young to start screening for breast cancer. The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program helps low-income, uninsured, and under-served women gain access to lifesaving screening programs for early detection of breast and cervical cancers, as well as diagnostic testing for women whose screening outcome is abnormal.

To find a participating clinic near you, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?s Find a Local Program site. National Mammography Day will be observed on October 16th this year. On this day, many radiologists provide discounted or free mammogram screenings.

In addition to these resources, you can learn more about the disease, treatments and prevention by visiting The National Cancer Institute and the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month organization websites. You can also help raise awareness by getting involved with The American Cancer Society?s Relay for Life or the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, joining people all across the country to raise money for cancer research.

For more health related programs, visit www.GovBenefits.gov and select ?Healthcare? on the Benefits Quick Search on the homepage.