Concord, California (EastBayDaily) — Home medical alert system company, Bay Alarm Medical (http://www.BayAlarmMedical.com), is partnering with the American Cancer Society to promote breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer is the second leading cancer cause of death among women: almost 12% will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Bay Alarm Medical is featuring information about breast cancer detection and treatment on its medical alert blog. The company will also donate a portion of the month's profits to help fund breast cancer research.
For more than 25 years, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, businesses, and government agencies that work together to promote breast cancer awareness and provide greater access to services.
"We strongly support this cause," explains Marketing Manager Alan Wu. "We realize that many of our customers are the daughters and granddaughters of a senior. We are giving back to help these mothers, sisters, and daughters have a chance to fight off this disease."
In a recent blog post, Wu highlighted breast cancer risk factors, including family history, obesity, diet, smoking, and exposure to estrogen. Symptoms of breast cancer can include pain, swelling, skin irritation, and lumps in the underarm area. Women who experience any of these symptoms should see a doctor immediately, and all women in good health over the age of 40 are urged to do regular self-examination and schedule annual mammograms.
"Breast cancer death rates in women under 50 have been falling since the 1990's, and much of that decrease is due to increased awareness of the disease as well as better treatment options for patients," says Wu.
Bay Alarm Medical often works with families of cancer patients to provide home monitoring services. Chemotherapy treatments can leave a patient feeling weak and unable to reach a phone during an emergency. "We've seen how breast cancer can take an enormous toll on both patients and their caregivers," Wu concludes, "And we're proud to be partnering with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness about the disease to help find a cure."
For more information, read the company’s blog post at: http://www.bayalarmmedical.com/medical-alert-blog/breast-cancer-awareness-month-were-partnering-with-the-american-cancer-society/.