Breast cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer). Despite these statistics, only about half of women aged 40 and older report having a mammogram within the past year.

Nearly everyone in our community has likely been touched by breast cancer in some way, whether personally or through the experience of a family member, friend, or co-worker. Among women, breast cancer continues to be the most frequently diagnosed cancer other than skin cancer.

Breast cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer). Despite these statistics, only about half of women aged 40 and older report having a mammogram within the past year. A mammogram is a screening test the American Cancer Society recommends to find breast cancer early, when it is most treatable. Additionally, studies have shown that physical inactivity and weight gain are associated with breast cancer risk, meaning people who are physically active and maintain a healthy weight are less likely to get breast cancer. Honeywell Geismar is so proud of its employees who participate year after year in breast cancer awareness month.

You can help save lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays by encouraging your community and your company to stay well by taking steps to help reduce their risk of developing breast cancer or find it early. By collaborating with the American Cancer Society, you can also connect community members who are facing breast cancer with programs and services to help them focus on getting well.

Together with the American Cancer Society, your community can fight breast cancer and save.

Contributed by James E. "Chief" LeBlanc, Honeywell