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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Spring Branch Community Health Center provides low- and no-cost screenings to promote cancer prevention and education.

Houston, TX – Houston, TX – In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Spring Branch Community Health Center (SBCHC) is joining with hundreds of healthcare providers and advocates across the nation to heighten the awareness of early detection and treatment. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage women to seek regular medical advice and take action on a healthier lifestyle.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month we observe and support the "Bring Your Brave Campaign” encouraging women and their families to raise awareness about the importance of women’s health and making healthy lifestyle choices as well as regularly visiting the doctor, getting educated on breast cancer, and starting general health conversations about Women’s Health and much more.

SBCHC is conducting a wide range of initiatives to provide information and assistance on the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On October 16th we are launching a social media campaign with Susan G. Komen, our partners in the community, to provide important resources and healthy lifestyle tips for our online audience. Through programs like our Spring Branch Breast Health Program (SBBHP) we are able to help uninsured women and those that lack financial resources with a free screening mammogram.

Spring Branch Community Health Center has six clinic locations open five days a week with extended hours on certain weekends that offer discounted medical services and free education programs. For clinic hours, directions and parking information visit www.sbchc.net or call (713) 462-6565.

About SBCHC
SBCHC was formed in 2003 and began providing comprehensive health care services to indigent and low-income patients in the Spring Branch community in May 2004. Designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in September 2005, SBCHC offers medical care, mental health, and dental care for both children and adults regardless of income.

According to the CDC, other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Breast Cancer in Young Women Prevention Starts in Childhood
For more information about Breast Cancer Awareness and helpful resources to aid in the detection and treatment visit www5.komen.org