Do you know what you need to do in October?

Do you know what you need to do in October?

Assallamu Alaikum –

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Sisters, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, October has been declared Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Per quoted verbatim from their official site HealthFinder.Gov :

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.

How can National Breast Cancer Awareness Month make a difference?

We can use this opportunity to spread the word about steps women can take to detect breast cancer early.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Ask doctors and nurses to speak to women about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.
  • Encourage women ages 40 to 49 to talk with their doctors about when to start getting mammograms.
  • Organize an event to talk with women ages 50 to 74 in your community about getting mammograms every 2 years.

 

So, sisters, please take this seriously.  It is important that we care for our health because it affects those around us. Click here for more tips!

Basic’s

Mammograms can help find breast cancer early. You have a better chance of surviving breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

  • Women ages 40 to 49: Talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often you need them.
  • Women ages 50 to 74: Get mammograms every 2 years. Talk with your doctor to decide if you need them more often.

SPREAD THE WORD.

 

WASSALLAM.

 

 

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Ummzaytun represents versatility as it is the Mother of Olives. The Olive fruit is an extremely durable, versatile and delectable fruit. It is the base of many foods yet it can also be the centerpiece. I love this name because in many ways it represents me. With the graciousness of Allah SWT I am blessed to be a wife, a mother of two wonderful boys (Masha Allah!), a family Chef, completed my MBA, got a great career and now have AMuslima.com The opportunities that have been presented to me up till this point have all been self indulgent however this time around the opportunity is to serve and give back to my sisters in Islam and empower them with stories, life experiences and a warm community experience. I welcome all sisters from all nations to join and be a part of this exciting community.Bismillah~Ummzaytun

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