October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and today, October 16, is National Mammography Day.  Unfortunately, they seem to have been somewhat lost in the shuffle and overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic but it’s still important to do what we can to shed light on what resources are available to help detect and treat this disease.

Getting a mammogram is key towards early detection of breast cancer but not knowing where to get one and when to start yearly exams may cause some people to hesitate or put off this process.

Locally, your first go-to resource should probably be standwithestela.org.  The long-time news anchor turned health and cancer advocate has put together an amazing portal full of vital information and other resources that are grouped in a manner that is supportive without being overwhelming.

By clicking on the Resources link, users will be able to find FDA certified mammogram facilities in El Paso as well as helpful information on topics ranging from how to best provide support for those currently fighting breast cancer, chemotherapy and hair loss, what to know about having a breast biopsy, and maybe most importantly, ways to be proactive about breast cancer.

Those that wish to help out by donating can also do so via standwithestela.org

Fellas don’t think that these resources don’t apply to you.  While it’s not as common, it is possible for men to get breast cancer (Richard Roundtree, AKA the actor who played Shaft in the 70s is a breast cancer survivor).  But even more importantly, the chances of a woman you love, whether it be a spouse, girlfriend, sister, mother, aunt, etc. being diagnosed with breast cancer is 1 in 300,000 so take the time to become knowledgeable on this subject, it may help save a life.

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