October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer awareness and the importance of early detection

Group of women wearing pink gather for Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

The chance of a woman developing breast cancer during her life is about 1 in 8. Of the women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, 1 in 39 will lose their battle. But cancer death rates have been going down.

Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey is proud to support the American Cancer Society in its research and awareness efforts to continue to diminish mortality rates.

The decrease in breast cancer mortality could be a result of discovering the cancer early while it is most treatable. Early discovery of breast cancer most often happens due to awareness of the disease and its symptoms. Currently there are more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

Visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation to download their free Know the Symptoms Guide.

Get involved locally in the fight against breast cancer

Visit Cancer.org/FightBreastCancer or participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 15 at 10 a.m. at Point Pleasant Beach.

The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the U.S. Participants raise funds that provide free information and support to anyone touched by breast cancer. Such knowledge helps people lower breast cancer risks by finding symptoms early. The events also raise funding for innovative research.

Help us do our part to spread awareness by supporting the American Cancer Society. Learn more, pre-register or make a donation at Making Strides of Point Pleasant Beach.

Cancer and fertility preservation

RadioMD “Fertility Talk” Podcasts

Dr. Alan Martinez discusses fertility preservation when undergoing cancer treatment.

Cancer and Fertility

Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery can speed up the natural decline in available eggs. They can also harm reproductive organs, making pregnancy difficult or impossible. The risk of being infertile after cancer treatment depends upon the treatment, the woman’s fertility before treatment and her age.

Fertility Preservation 


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