National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of screening and the early detection of breast cancer.
About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during her life. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women.
The good news? Many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.
A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early.
Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
How can National Breast Cancer Awareness Month make a difference?
We can use this opportunity to spread the word about important steps women can take to stay healthy.
Here are just a few ideas:
• Ask doctors and nurses to speak to women about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.
• Encourage women age 40 and older to talk with their doctors about when to start getting mammograms.
• Talk with women ages 50 to 74 in your community about getting mammograms every 2 years.
• National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Collaborating Organizations(http://www.nbcam.org/) National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sponsor
• Basic Information About Breast Cancer(http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/basic_info/) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Mammograms Fact Sheet (http://womenshealth.gov/publications/ourpublications/ fact-sheet/mammograms.cfm) Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health
• Breast Cancer: Screening and diagnosis (http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastcancer/ screening-diagnosis-mammogram-breast-exam/) Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health
• Breast Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention(http://www.womenshealth.gov/breast-cancer/risk-factors-prevention/)Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health
• What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer(http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/breast) National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
• Breast Cancer Prevention(http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/prevention/breast/Patient/) NationalInstitutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
• Breast Cancer Screening(http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/screening/breast/Patient) National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute• Get a Mammogram: Do It for Yourself, Do It for Your Family(http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/screening/breasthealth) National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
• Breast Cancer (http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
About Worldwide Community First Responder
Worldwide Community First Responder (WCFR) is a non-profit/charitable organization with a mission “to prevent deaths worldwide through education and training”. WCFR offers two main services: WCFR Health Education and WCFR Training Program. The WCFR Health Education focuses on educating community members worldwide of fatal health conditions and preventative measures. The WCFR Training Program is dedicated to providing worldwide community-based first response and first aid training. WCFR provides its services worldwide to all communities regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, economic and social class. WCFR members are a diverse group of volunteers who provide their services free of charge. Through their efforts, WCFR members seek to empower individuals in their own communities and save lives.
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Jacqueline Cassagnol, RN, MSN, PMC
Professor Jacqueline Cassagnol launched her nursing career almost two decades ago. She is a registered nurse with her Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration and Post Master’s Degree in Nursing Education. She has worked as a nursing professor, director of nursing, board member of several organizations and founding president of Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc. Teaching in both clinical and academic settings is her special passion that is often commended by colleagues and students.
Her work has been recognized by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Eta Honor Society of Allied Health Professions, and with Clinical Excellence Award given by Helene Fuld College of Nursing, and Major Program Honors in Nursing Award given by Mercy College. A STTI Zeta Omega Chapter board member, she has served in different positions supporting the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide at Mercy College, Dominican College, College of New Rochelle and Pace University. In addition, she has founded Worldwide Community First Responder (WCFR), Inc., a charitable organization with a mission “to prevent deaths worldwide through education and training”. At WCFR, she developed educational and training programs in the United States and Haiti seeking to empower individuals in their own communities and save lives.
Recently, she was honored by the Town of Ramapo, New York on February 27th, 2013. She was also given an award by the County of Rockland on June 4th, 2013, in grateful appreciation for services rendered to the County of Rockland, New York.
She is active in a variety of organizations including the Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce, National League of Nursing, New York League of Nursing, Haitian American Nurses Association, Rockland County Haiti Relief, Ramapo Haiti Twinning Committee, and Ramapo African Twinning Committee. Outside of professional interests, she travels widely, and enjoys living in Rockland.