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DOH-ORANGE PROMOTES EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER

By Kent Donahue

October 12, 2020

Contact:
Kent Donahue
Kent.Donahue@flhealth.gov
@GOHealthyOrange 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, not counting some kinds of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, no matter a person’s race or ethnicity. In 2018, 2,955 women in Florida died from Female Breast Cancer, and in Orange County, 145 women have died from Female Breast Cancer. 

What should women do? Make “No excuses, ladies.” Women should talk to their health care provider about their individual risk factors and the frequency of receiving mammograms, as well as complete any recommended mammogram screenings. Additionally, women can lower their risk as follows: 

  • Get and stay at a healthy weight
  • Be physically active
  • Limit or avoid alcohol
  • Choose to breast-feed
  • Quit smoking and or vaping

The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (FCCEDP) provides access to the breast and cervical cancer screenings doctors recommend. The screenings are free or low cost for those who meet the program eligibility requirements.

To see if you qualify, call DOH-ORANGE at: 407-858-1421 or visit Orange.FloridaHealth.gov.

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