FROM THE FIRE CHIEF'S CORNER: OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!

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Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

October 25, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - 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. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.

We can use this opportunity to spread the word about steps women can take to detect breast cancer early. Visit: http://www.cancer.gov/types/breast

Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna