American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (October 2019)

American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (October 2019)

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is a scary thought and all too many women assume that it won’t happen to them. But don’t be ignorant, during breast cancer awareness month go for a medical checkup, it might save your life.

Early signs of breast cancer can be a lump in a breast, a painful breast or armpit, or a discharge from the nipple. Even if none of these symptoms present themselves, a doctor should be visited to be sure. A doctor will most likely perform a manual exam and send you for a mammogram. A mammogram examination is painless and only takes about ten minutes.

If any of these symptoms do present themselves there’s no need to panic. Plenty of time, pain or a lump in a breast can be perfectly harmless. The pain can be a sign of a cyst or the lump can be benign. It’s always better to be sure though.

If the mammogram shows a lump, your doctor will order a biopsy. This test will show if the lump is benign (harmless) or malignant (cancerous). If the lump is cancerous there’s still no reason to panic. Early detection is a life saver. By way of a simple operation the lump is removed after which the doctor will discuss further options with you.

The ACS currently funds 155 multi-year grants focused on breast cancer totaling $60.2 million. They have played a key role in many of the advances against breast cancer, including funding early work that eventually led to the development of tamoxifen and Herceptin.

American Internet Tech joins the American Cancer Society huge effort and makes another monthly donation because we want to help make fighting breast cancer a priority in all women’s lives.