October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. While you can’t prevent cancer, it is important to be proactive about your health and becoming educated about signs, symptoms, and treatments to help with early detection. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a yearly campaign intended to educate people about the importance of early breast cancer screening, testing, and more. Learn more about breast cancer by visiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation as well as talking with your doctor about any concerns. The key is to know you are not alone in this fight. A whole community awaits you to show support after diagnoses, during treatment, and as survivor. Get connected, become informed, and get involved! #BreastCancer #wearpink #cancerawareness

ComPsych, the administrator for the System Office Employee Assistance Program (EAP), offers many valuable resources to help understand breast cancer signs and symptoms; how to move through the emotions after family, friend, or personal diagnosis; as well as how to navigate being a survivor.  Please visit www.GuidanceResources.com to connect with various articles and podcasts to help become better educated on the disease impacting so many women’s daily lives.