October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and here at Madison Memorial, we’re celebrating with our event: Brake for Breakfast. This event is held to remind women to get their annual mammograms and remind everyone about the importance of maintaining breast health. As the saying goes, early detection is the best protection.
Idaho ranks 50th among states in the U.S. for breast cancer screening. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. In fact, 1 in 8 women will struggle with it during their lifetime. Early detection, most likely found with mammograms, has a 99% survival rate. Nonetheless, cancer has recently replaced cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in Idaho, which is directly linked to poor mammogram rates.
- Rexburg: Teton Radiology Madison *
- St. Anthony: Broulim’s *
- Rigby: Broulim’s *
- Ashton: Dave’s Jubilee
Even though the event starts early in the morning, it’s never too early to show your support for breast cancer awareness! Pull up soon to your closest location to Brake for Breakfast and learn more about breast cancer!