It can be uncomfortable. It can be scary. It can hit close to home. But breast cancer awareness is one of the most important issues facing women, especially mothers, who are not only potential targets of this disease but are often caregivers and comfort providers to the family, friends, and neighbors who fight it.
In October, we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And like many families, New Orleans Mom has been face-to-face with breast cancer, and we know that fighting this terrible disease can be a year-round battle. That’s why our contributors cover breast cancer awareness issues throughout the year.
Most of us know someone who has fought breast cancer. They are our mothers, our sisters, our friends, and our neighbors. About 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and 7% of women will get it by age 70. Knowing your family history and getting checked regularly is crucial. It’s the reason for breast cancer awareness, to keep a focus on the life-saving benefits of early detection.
Our contributors have documented the tremendous fight against breast cancer that is made possible by some of the world-class treatment facilities available to New Orleans Moms.
Health & Wellness is an essential topic for our writers, who stay on top of the facilities, technologies, treatments, and healthcare news.
As part of our coverage of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we take a look at the personal toll it can have on Moms from across Crescent City. We feature the stories of breast cancer survivors, many of whom are from our families or our friends, and highlight the importance of getting screened. We are frank about what this devastating disease can take away, while also remembering what breast cancer can’t take from us.
A lot of times, you just have some basic questions. New Orleans Mom has answers, like our questions and answers with a noted breast surgical oncologist. And as always, our writers bring back information from all over the New Orleans area, from the West Bank and Metairie to Kenner and the Northshore.
In October and throughout the year, look to New Orleans Mom to stay on top of the latest local breast cancer awareness news, events, and developments.