RALEIGH — The staff of the North Carolina Medical Society are wearing pink to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  As a team we support breast cancer patients, survivors, and the friends, family, and health care providers.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. This year we RISE to ensure every woman has access to the screenings she needs and the support she deserves. When we RISE, we Rally in Screening Everyone.

The American Cancer Society says breast cancer death rates declined 40% from 1989 to 2016 among women. The progress is attributed to improvements in early detection.

Here at the North Carolina Medical Society we support efforts to improve early detection and treatment programs.  The National Breast Cancer Foundation has many resources for patients, family, and the community to get involved in helping others.  Please visit their Breast Cancer Awareness Month page by clicking here.