Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, celebrating over 25 years of awareness, education, and empowerment for women about this dangerous but treatable disease. The BMCC Library is celebrating with two displays highlighting the ongoing fight against breast cancer. Click here to see and read more, including info on local cancer resources.

 

 

At the library's circulation desk we have materials related to cancer care and nursing. BMCC students can also take advantage of the Nursing Resource Center through our website, with great nursing-centered information on breast cancer and thousands of other topics.

 

 

 

Near the back stairs and our journal and magazine collection you can see art from persons touched by cancer and free patient information from the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women.  This is a great time of year to acknowledge the advances that have been made in detection, treatment and survival and to continue the education and empowerment of women taking charge of their health. Learn more about this celebration at the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month organization's website.

 

Need more information or support in the struggle against breast cancer? The best place to start is in your own area! Local cancer resources include:

  • Cancer Survivor Lunch Group at St. Anthony Hospital. Call June Mohrland (541) 278-3218
  • Breast Cancer Care Specialties St. Anthony Hospital provide Lymphedema management & prosthesis fitting. Call (541) 278-3224.
  • Spirit Program of the Cancer Community Renewal Project Provides yoga, massage and exercise programs free of charge to local cancer survivors.  Call Debra or Mikki at (541) 276-0880 to sign up.

National website and organizations are readily available for even more powerful information: