Firefighters Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Beginning today, October 1st, 2014, for the 5th straight year, the City of Batavia Fire Department will be showing their support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by switching from their normal uniform tee shirts to specially designed pink ribbon tee shirts. The Officers and Firefighters will be wearing the pink ribbon tees for the entire month of October while on duty. 

According to the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention, breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.

If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours has had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms. 

For more information please contact:

Jeff Whitcombe
Lieutenant
City of Batavia Fire Department
18 Evans Street
Batavia, NY 14020
(585) 345-6375
jwhitcombe@batavianewyork.com