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GMT 'Goes Pink!' for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

GMT 'Goes Pink!' for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

By Sara Wright. CREATED Oct 1, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - ABC News and Good Morning Tucson are "Going Pink!" on October 1st to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

One in eight women in her lifetime will get breast cancer.

Getting mammograms as recommended lowers the risk of dying from breast cancer by more than 16%.


More than 80% of breast cancer patients have no genetic history of the disease.

Most Americans know someone affected by breast cancer.  And while most people know the facts when it comes to a healthy diet, wearing a bike helmet, and buckling up when riding in a car, many are still unaware of the things they can do to prevent breast cancer and catch it early if it develops.  

Join the GMT Team in taking the Pink Pledge:

I PLEDGE TO:

  • Learn the facts about breast cancer.
  • Understand my individual risk based on family history.
  • Find out about the different tools of detection and what is right for me.
  • Talk to my doctor to learn about my breasts and what ongoing care may be best for me.
  • Know when I should get screened for breast cancer and follow through on these   recommendations.
  • Start a conversation with the women and men in my life about our breast health.

As part of our committment to educate our viewers about breast cancer today and this month, you can find more information here:

7 Things to Know About Breast Cancer

4 Things That Hurt More Than Mammograms

Breast Cancer: Men Get It Too!

Latina Facing Unique Challenges in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Warning Signs

Why Treating the Treatment Effects is as Important as the Treatment

Do Your Part to Help Breast Cancer Research: Be a Study Participant

More Women Are Going on the Offensive in the Fight Again Breast Cancer

Join KGUN 9 On Your Side and MixFm for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer