The Board of Lake County Commissioners Proclaim October 2022 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Lake County, Ohio

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, October 13, 2022– According to the Ohio Department of Health in 2021, 1 in 8 women in the United States who live to be age 85 will develop breast cancer. Not only women can develop breast cancer, 76 men in Ohio were diagnosed in 2018.

“Early detection is important, death rates due to breast cancer have significantly decreased 11% from 2010 to 2019,” said Commissioner John Hamercheck. “Spreading awareness is the key to increase public knowledge of early detection of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.”

Breast Cancer Awareness Month serves as an opportunity to increase awareness of the disease and encourage individuals who plan to detect the disease in its early stages. The American Cancer Society continues to advise women to receive an annual mammogram screening upon reaching the age of 40.