September is National Disease Literacy Month which highlights improving an individual’s understandings of a diagnosis, and tools for decision making. Many people, especially younger audiences are not aware of all the diseases out there, especially chronic diseases. Being aware of signs and symptoms to detect cancer early is important.
When an individual is diagnosed with breast cancer, it can be scary and confusing. The American Cancer Society has some resources available to help you understand your diagnosis and test results. When a client at The Bridge Breast Network is diagnosed with cancer our Malignant Case Managers conduct a Breast Cancer 101 Session with them and their family. This helps the client and their support system to be aware of the diagnosis and what to expect before seeing a doctor.