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- Created: Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:22
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- Written by Jennifer King, District Public Information Officer and Risk Communicator
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Pink symbolizes breast cancer awareness and Whitfield County Health Department employees are wearing their pink to remind residents that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of a lifetime, but as of 2016, there are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in this country. Breast cancer awareness and early diagnosis are key to breast cancer prevention and survival! Contact the Whitfield County Health Department at (706) 281-2259 for a check-up and mammogram referral and to receive breast cancer prevention and awareness information. Learn more about cancer and its prevention at www.cdc.gov/cancer.