COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – October is just a few weeks away and it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Dr. Paula Walker-King stopped by the morning show to spread the word about this deadly cancer.
Risk factors for breast cancer include:
-women over age 40
-smoking and excessive alcohol consumption
-high fat diet
-new lump in the breast area or armpit
-swelling, pain, or irritation of the breast
-change in breast size
There will be an auction for a cure event on October 3 from 11a.m.-1.pm. at the St. Luke Ministry Center. Tickets are $30 and you can call (678) 467-9448. Proceeds from the event will go toward breast cancer research.