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ABC Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As a family-owned and operated company, we understand what Family means, and how much families are impacted when a Breast Cancer diagnosis is made. We know first-hand, how this disease can strike at any moment, and that affects both women and men of all ages. For that reason, we want to do our part to help Support The Cause and raise as much awareness as possible.

We also want to help raise awareness in our community and help fight this disease. About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. It affects our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, and colleagues. Although breast cancer affects mostly women, men are not exempt from this disease.

We want to raise awareness and share with our community and friends ways to protect ourselves, as well as ways to get involved to help put an end to cancer.  During the month of October,  you can look for our 10, boldly wrapped service vans driving around the Chicagoland area. Our technicians will be wearing pink hats and pink protective shoe covers on every service call. Our office staff has been provided with pink items for use all year long, not just in October. We will be sending emails with information, stories, links, and more. And, while raising awareness is important, we will also be making financial contributions to local and national breast cancer charities.

Please watch the video below as one of our managers, Eric Noack, tells his story of being a Breast Cancer survivor.

Since the year 2000, breast cancer mortality rates have been on the decline due to yearly screenings and early detection. Getting a mammogram can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer by 30 to 40% among women ages 40 to 70. In 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S, along with 49,290 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. As scary as that is, knowing the facts can help all of us take action.

Although uncommon, Breast Cancer is not just a “women’s disease.” We saw this first-hand earlier this year with one of our technicians. Breast cancer in men most often results in a lump or tumor which can be felt through the skin. While a man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000, it is still important to talk to your doctor if you or your partner experience any abnormalities or have or have a family history of breast cancer.

It’s your body. Your life. Don’t leave it to chance.

If you would like additional information, please click the links below. These sites were used for sourcing the data shown above.

http://www.abcf.org

http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics 

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