The Procter & Gamble Company recently announced it will be teaming up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation in order to promote breast cancer awareness
and provide mammograms so individuals can take advantage of early detection, which saves thousands of lives each year.
"As someone who has been touched personally by the disease, I want women to know that it's critically important for every woman to work with her doctor to develop the optimal Early Detection Plan for her needs," said Dr. Tricia Hertz of P&G. "Through my experience, I've learned that the right early detection measures can and must be taken in order to detect and beat this terrible disease."
This is the fifth year that P&G has teamed up with the foundation, raising $1.7 million over the years.
According to the Susan G. Komen organization, it is recommended that once a woman turns 40 they should schedule annual mammograms. If a woman has an extensive family history of breast cancer, they may want to make appointments earlier in order to catch it at its beginning stages.