October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the United States. To help spread awareness of this disease, October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Prevalence of Breast Cancer

About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. While there are some breast cancer risk factors that you can’t control, these prevention strategies can help you reduce your risk:

  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Abstain from drinking alcohol or limit intake to one drink per day.

If you’re concerned about your personal risk of developing breast cancer, call or visit your doctor.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and You

There are a variety of ways that you can support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Participate in a fundraiser event, like a walk or run, to help raise money for breast cancer research.
  • Donate to a charity that provides support and services to women and families that are affected by breast cancer.
  • Learn about the signs, symptoms, risk factors and screenings for breast cancer.
  • Spread awareness about this disease to help educate friends and family.

For more information on breast cancer, visit the National Cancer Institute’s website.

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Nearly 25% of adults reported that their phone was the last thing they saw before they fell asleep.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Total Calories 52
Total Fat 1 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 171 mg
Total Sugars N/A

Source: USDA

Corn, Zucchini and Tomato Pie


  • 1 cup zucchini (sliced into ⅛-inch thick pieces)
  • 1 cup tomatoes (sliced into ⅛-inch thick pieces)
  • ¾ cup corn (frozen, thawed)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. dill weed (chopped)
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Lightly coat an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Place zucchini slices in the bottom of the baking dish. Then, cover the zucchini slices with the tomato slices and top them with corn.
  4. Sprinkle lemon juice evenly over the vegetables.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the dill, salt, black pepper, Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.
  6. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the vegetables and lightly spray the top with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes or until zucchini is tender.
  8. Cut into six even pieces and serve.

Makes: 6 servings

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This article is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be exhaustive, nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as professional advice. Readers should contact a health professional for appropriate advice.