Beating the Odds Against Breast Cancer


6abc, Abington Health, Independence Blue Cross, and the American Cancer Society have joined forces for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October to educate and inform women and men about breast cancer. Our goal is for you to learn how to Beat the Odds and finish the fight against breast cancer!

Check out our Live Web Chat October 17 from 4p.m. to 6p.m. featuring panelists from Abington Health. Chat with experts about breast cancer signs, symptoms and treatments.
Panelists:

Action News Series with Ali Gorman, R.N.

Tune in to Action News October 13-October 17 at 5p.m. for the 6abc Beating the Odds against Breast Cancer series with Ali Gorman, R.N.






Walk or sponsor a walker at the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to finish the fight, raising more than $60 million annually for the American Cancer Society and helping more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors celebrate another birthday this past year.


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Philadelphia*
Where: Memorial Hall, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Registration opens: 7:00 a.m.
Program with Survivor Parade: 7:30 a.m.

5k Walk: 8:30 a.m.
For Making Strides of Philadelphia Details, click here.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Ocean City, NJ
Where: 5th Street & Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226
When: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Registration opens: 8:30 a.m.
Program with Survivor Lap: 9:00 a.m.
5k Walk: 10:00 a.m.
For Making Strides of Ocean City Details, click here.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Pennsauken, NJ*
Where: Cooper River Park, N. Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ 08110
When: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Registration opens: 8:30 a.m.
Program with Survivor Lap: 9:00 a.m.
5k Walk: 10:00 a.m.
For Making Strides of Pennsauken Details, click here.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Wilmington, DE
Where: Wilmington Riverfront-Dravo Plaza: Wilmington, DE
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Registration opens: 7:30 a.m.
5k Run: 9:00 a.m.
5k Walk: 9:30 a.m.
For Making Strides of Wilmington Details, click here.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Montgomery County, PA
Where: Norristown Farm Park, Norristown, PA
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Registration opens: 8:30 a.m.
Program with Survivor Parade: 9:00 a.m.
5k Walk: 10:00 a.m.
For Making Strides of Montgomery County Details, click here:.

Comprehensive List of 2014 Making Strides Walks

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2014 Breast Cancer Statistics

Because of improvement in cancer treatment and early detections, more women are celebrating another birthday this year. Whether you're worried about developing breast cancer, making decisions about treatment, trying to stay well after treatment, the American Cancer Society can help.

It is important to know your risk of developing breast cancer and take control of the lifestyle choices we know have an influence. For women of average risk, screening should start at the age of 40. Early detection provides the best chance of Beating the Odds!

Early detection can be lifesaving when it comes to breast cancer. Mammograms, clinical exams, and self-exams help detect lumps and allow you to become familiar with your breasts so you know what is and is not normal. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine what is best for you.

The American Cancer Society also offers an annual mammogram reminder that can be found here.
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We're finding cures as the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring those facing cancer have the help they need and continuing to fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. We're determined to finish the fight against cancer.

To find out how your support of the American Cancer Society helps save lives, click here.

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