For years, October and the color pink have signified Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The familiar pink ribbon stands for prevention, detection, treatment and, reflecting the symbol's mission, the spread of awareness. From consistent monitoring to lifestyle changes, there are many ways to prevent breast cancer or catch it in its earliest stages – when success rates are higher.
October has also been designated Dental Hygiene Month, combining a profession of motivated oral care experts with an equally driven community inspired by women's health. As a dental hygienist, I can provide a unique perspective for how my work allows me to help others plan for early detection.