Fraser Valley – Tuesday, October 1 marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The average person spends more than five hours a day on their phone. This October, BC Cancer is asking women ages 40-74 to take five minutes to book their next screening mammogram.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women in B.C. About one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Lynn Malek was one of those women. She made screening a part of her regular healthcare routine and her cancer was caught early, allowing for more treatment options and a better chance at recovery.
It’s a phone call that could save a life. It saved Lynn’s life.
The mother of three from Maple Ridge visited a BC Cancer mobile mammography coach, which visits more than 120 communities across BC.
“I feel so blessed to have had early detection,” she says. Now cancer-free Lynn is urging others to follow her lead and get screened. “Save yourself from having to make something that could be really hard, even harder by waiting. It takes longer to take your clothes off than to do the actual screening. There’s absolutely nothing to it!”