Breast Cancer Awareness Month is more than just a campaign; it’s a global mission aimed at saving lives by emphasizing early detection and effective treatment. Though prevalent, breast cancer is often treatable when detected early, and the survival rates are significantly higher.

Breast cancer is a malignant growth that begins in the cells of the breast tissue. While both men and women can develop breast cancer, it is far more prevalent among women. Understanding your body and staying ahead with regular self-exams and professional screenings can make a world of difference in early detection and effective treatment.

Mammography remains the gold standard for early detection. A mammogram can often identify abnormalities years before physical symptoms develop. Healthcare providers generally recommend starting regular mammograms in your 40s, or earlier if you have risk factors. Alaska Health Fair, Inc. (AHF) often partners with local healthcare providers to include mammography screenings at our community health fairs. Make sure to consult our event schedule at and follow us on Facebook for updates.

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About Alaska Health Fair, Inc.

Alaska Health Fair, Inc. is a nonprofit organization delivering around 100 health education events (health fairs) statewide and connecting thousands of Alaskans with local health and wellness resources as well as offering affordable blood tests at all health fairs. Visit our website at for detailed information on blood tests, pricing, appointment scheduling, and more. We hope to see you at the fairs!