As Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017 approaches, it’s time to reflect on your breast health.

For those of us who have suffered through the hell of breast cancer – whether experiencing it firsthand, or supporting a loved one – we know that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is about so more than a pink ribbon.

What Does Breast Cancer Awareness Month Mean to You?

Breast Cancer Awareness Month means different things to different people. For some, it’s about celebrating survival and new life after the long battle with cancer has been won. For others, it’s about remembering and reflecting on the life of a loved one lost to the disease. For others still, it’s more controversial – with skeptics arguing that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is little more than a marketing scheme designed to sell merchandise, and increase profits.

Whatever your beliefs on the topic, it’s important not to get caught up in the controversy. At Bergen Imaging Canter we believe that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is personal: it’s about you, and staying abreast of the latest in breast health. That means making sure you’re up to date on life-saving mammograms, and catching up on our educational breast cancer awareness blog series.

About Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed in October by countries all across the world, helps to spread awareness about the disease, highlights the importance of early detection and treatment, and honors those who died. It has destigmatized cancer in general, shed light on the life-saving role of mammography, and taught us that breast cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence.