Chatsworth, GA - Chatsworth Mayor Dan Penland has officially proclaimed October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Chatsworth. Murray County Health Department is participating in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by highlighting the event through the mayoral proclamation and by providing breast cancer awareness and prevention information at the health department, including:
- About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during her life, but many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.
- Women ages 40 to 49 should talk with their doctor about when to start getting mammograms.
- Women ages 50 to 74 need mammograms every 2 years.
- Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member has had breast or ovarian cancer.
For more information about breast cancer and its prevention, call the Murray County Health Department at 706-695-4585 or visit them at 709 Old Dalton-Ellijay Road in Chatsworth. Information is also available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast.