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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Breast cancer is the second leading type of cancer in American Indian and Alaska Native women. A woman’s risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. Additional risk factors include being overweight, eating a high fat diet, drinking alcohol, and using tobacco. If you are between 40 and 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a mammogram screening. If you are a woman between 50 and 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years.