Doctors focus on early detection and exams for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

LA CROSSE (WKBT) – Breast Cancer Awareness Month is drawing to a close, but the awareness continues.

As the second leading cause of death for women, breast cancer can affect all people.

For Hispanic women living in the U.S., it is the leading cause of cancer death.

Mayo Clinic Health System estimates that 24,000 Hispanic women were diagnosed in 2018.

Regardless of where anyone lives, early detection and exams are important.

“Breast cancer screening is very important because it’s one of the tools that we have to find cancer when it’s still early and is very curable.” said Mayo Clinic radiation oncologist Dr. Carlos Vargas.

Doctors say that lifestyle changes, including limiting alcohol, exercising, and doing daily breast exams can make a difference.