Posted: Oct 2, 2012 9:15 AM by Jamie Leary
Updated: Oct 2, 2012 9:34 AM
BOZEMAN - Monday marked the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Experts say out of every 100 cases of breast cancer, at least one male will fall victim. And just because other family members have had breast cancer, doesn't mean their disease was inherited.
According to the American Cancer Society, in the U.S., about 5 to 10 percent of all breast cancers are inherited.
Scheduling an annual mammogram is the best way to detect breast cancer early.
Health officials remind men and women they need to place a mammogram order before receiving a mammogram.
"I think the biggest thing to put out there is that all women are at risk for breast cancer regardless of your family history or risk factors and we all need to take prevention seriously, and here at Bridger Care, probably the most important thing to us is that woman have access to screening and early detection," Bridger Car Association Director Stephanie McDowell said.
Bridger Care is one of the places in the Gallatin Valley that offers screenings no matter your financial situation.