Tag Archives: women’s health

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know mammograms can cut breast cancer deaths by as much as 1/3?  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so this is a good time to make sure you are taking care of this important issue.  The American Cancer Society recommends women aged 40 and older be screened for breast cancer with a mammogram once a year.  A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast and the best method to detect breast cancer early and treat it. A focus on education has raised awareness about breast… Read More →

Step Up & Scale Down

This class is now full. Please check back with us for future classes.   Can you believe that we are already at the end of August?  It always seems to get busier this time of year.  It never fails that when I get busy, I start to eat more unhealthy food and exercise less.  Do you have this dilemma, too? This fall, the FCS Committee of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is offering Step Up & Scale Down, a ten-week program to motivate you to a healthier lifestyle.  The… Read More →

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With the fall season now upon us, it is important to remember that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the US, except for skin cancers. About one in eight (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.  Unfortunately, many women with breast cancer do not even know that they have cancer until it is in its advanced stages. So what can we do to decrease our… Read More →