At end of breast cancer awareness month, health officials urge screenings
BERLIN, Md. – As October comes to an end, that means an end to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But with a handful of days left in the month, health officials are reminding everyone to take care of their health.
Health officials we spoke to say it’s still important to think about breast cancer and the risks of the disease even after October ends. They say it’s important to get screenings and talk with your doctor about your own health.
Mary Mullins, with Atlantic General Hospital, says even though much of the focus right now nationwide is on covid-19, breast cancer hasn’t gone away.
“Breast cancer is one of our top killers of women in this country, so it’s still very important to get screenings done, and October is breast cancer awareness month so we want to make sure people are still thinking about getting those important screenings,” Mullins said.
Mullins says one of the biggest myths about breast cancer is that it only impacts women. She says that is not true, and so men should also speak with their doctors about the risks.