October marks a crucial time for us to come together and prioritize our health

While breast cancer can affect individuals of all ages, it’s essential for seniors to remain vigilant about their well-being. Early detection and awareness can make a world of difference.

Here are some important messages to consider during this significant month:

Regular Screening:

  • If you are a senior woman or know one, emphasize the importance of regular mammograms and breast exams.
  • Early detection remains one of the most effective ways to combat breast cancer.

Healthy Lifestyle:

  • Encourage a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins.
  • Advocate for regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight, which can reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Supportive Communities:

  • Remind seniors to lean on their friends, family, and support networks during difficult times.
  • Join or promote local breast cancer support groups and events to foster community and share experiences.


  • Teach seniors how to perform breast self-exams, as it’s an essential tool for early detection.
  • Encourage routine self-examinations and regular check-ins with healthcare providers.

Advocate for Awareness:

  • Wear pink proudly to show your support for breast cancer awareness.
  • Share information, resources, and stories to increase awareness in your community.

Medical Consultation:

  • If any senior notices changes in their breast tissue, pain, or other unusual symptoms, urge them to consult their healthcare provider promptly.

We can play a vital role in spreading awareness and ensuring that our peers receive the care and information they need. Together, let’s empower ourselves and those around us to prioritize breast health.

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A Little Bit Better offers simple tips that can add up to affect your life in big ways. Nationally recognized nutrition expert and author Keri Glassman is the founder and president of Keri Glassman, Nutritious Life, a nutrition practice based in New York City. For years Keri has been a leader in advancing a “whole person” approach to health and wellness.