Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

Nicole Peplinski is a public health nurse with Oneida County and coordinates the Wisconsin Well Woman program. She says the month is set aside to raise awareness of the need for early detection and to teach women about reducing the risk of cancer. She offers some tips...

Local Breast Cancer Survivor Embraces Life

Oct 5, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Oneida County Public Health Nurse Charlotte Ahrens says the disease is widespread...

"....excluding cancer of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among U.S. women, accounting for 29 percent of newly-diagnosed cancers. A woman in the U.S. has a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer...."

Health Officials Call For Yearly Mammograms

Oct 14, 2013

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

  Public health officials are urging women over the age of 50 to get an annual mammogram.  Vilas County Public Health Nurse Pam Pederson says the breast x-ray can help catch early signs of cancer.

“Breast cancer if detected early is very treatable.  If they do these yearly exams, chances are we’re gonna catch it in a early stage, and be able to treat it and save lives.”