Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Don't miss an opportunity to speak about breast cancer with your patients. If you're a woman patient, make sure to ask about your breast cancer risks.

Tips for Passing the Word for clinic planners

Physicians' offices can:

  • Keep women in the habit of being screened regularly by setting up a "tracking and tickler" system to remind physicians to do clinical breast exams and discuss mammography during patient visits.
  • Run a prerecorded telephone message about the importance of mammography screening that clients can listen to while on hold for your office.
  • Schedule a physician from your clinic to speak to local media about breast cancer detection.
  • Give women an action step as part of your NBCAM message. List a toll-free telephone number to call for more breast cancer information or how to find a low-cost mammogram.

Make sure to do your part this month. Pass the word along.

Learn more about the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) here.

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