Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual event in October that aims to promote screening and prevention of breast cancer, which affects one in eight women in the U.S. and 2.3 million women globally. Known for its pink theme, Breast Cancer Awareness Month involves campaigns and programs to support patients, educate them on risk factors, encourage regular screening starting at age 40, and raise funds for research. In 2021, President Joe Biden designated October 17-23 Men’s Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Approximately 2,700 American men are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Note that some people, including male, transgender, and non-binary individuals, prefer to use the term chest cancer to refer to the disease. In this virtual display, we share a timeline of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, explore the Leatherby Libraries’ relevant eBooks and journals, and offer a wealth of online resources.
Carson, D., & Portillo, I. (2023). Breast Cancer Awareness Month [Virtual exhibit]. https://scalar.chapman.edu/scalar/breast-cancer-awareness-month/index