National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) organization is comprised of several national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working in partnership to build breast cancer awareness, share information and provide access to screening services. NBCAM, and www.nbcam.org, are a year-round resource for patients, survivors, caregivers and the general public.
Since its beginning more than 20 years ago, NBCAM has been dedicated to increasing awareness of breast cancer issues, especially the importance of early detection. NBCAM has evolved along with the national dialogue on breast cancer. Many strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, but even more still needs to be accomplished. We are focused on encouraging women to take charge of their own breast health, by practicing regular self-breast exams, making sure to schedule an annual mammogram, adhering to prescribed treatment and knowing the facts about recurrence.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we encourage you to visit our site in October and regularly throughout the year as we update and add information and resources.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The support of family, friends and others can be a good resource as you go through diagnosis, treatment and beyond. In this chapter, you will find information on the physical and emotional support you may need. Also, you can call our breast care helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) for more information. Our breast care helpline provides free,
professional support services to anyone with breast health or breast cancer questions or concerns.