22News going pink to support breast cancer awareness month

Hampshire County

Monday 22News is going Pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Cooley Dickson Hospital is sponsoring our Go Pink campaign.

The entire month of October is dedicated to promoting increased awareness of this disease. 

During breast cancer awareness month, both women and men are being encouraged to take action during this month-long campaign.

Nearly one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime and in 2018 more than 260,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed. 

Experts say men make up roughly 10 percent of breast cancer patients seen each year.

They suggest  women ages 40 and older receive a mammogram every one to two years, but screenings also will vary depending on your risk of developing the disease. 

Experts have also found that incidents of breast cancer are slightly higher in Massachusetts than the rest of the country.

On Monday evening we talked to two experts from Cooley Dickinson and one from Baystate Medical Center to answer any questions you may have about this disease.

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