Tag: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Schriever breast cancer survivor stresses prevention

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international campaign organized to increase awareness of the disease, educate people about the importance of early screening, and offer support to those affected. Tech. Sgt. Jamie Ruíz, 21st Medical Squadron technician, was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer in 2017. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women and one out of eight develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • NRO Airman represents Latina strength: Beats cancer, starts campaign, earns award

    Tech. Sgt. Carmen Washington, non-commissioned officer in charge of the National Reconnaissance Office Operations Squadron, earned the 2017 Latina Style Distinguished Military Service Award, in Washington D.C., Sept. 15.
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month: early detection saves lives

    According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ women’s health clinics and mammography departments are encouraging women during October, recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to come in for regularly scheduled women’s health appointments and mammograms in order to detect and possibly prevent breast cancer.