JENNIFER NAGY: Every month should be Breast Cancer Awareness Month – here’s why

It’s all about pink … all year round was the topic of a recent “The Breast of Everything” podcast featuring Jennifer Nagy of the American Cancer Society. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Eric Brown, MD, breast surgeon with Comprehensive Breast Care, talked with Jennifer about the wealth of free resources the American Cancer Society offers to women and men throughout the entire year.

“Everyone knows or should know that the American Cancer Society is a research organization, in fact, we are second only to the national government when it comes to research,” Jennifer points out.

Since 1946, the American Cancer Society has invested $4.9 billion in cancer research. In the US, approximately $69 million has been invested in breast cancer grants, and in Michigan, $10.1 million went toward the funding of 21 grants for breast cancer.

Jennifer also wants to remind everyone to take advantage of the wealth of resources the American Cancer Society provides.

This is where people will find reliable, credible information – information that will help walk them through their journey. You can find treatment information, nutrition information, financial resources, caregiving resources, a scheduling assistance tool, support groups in your area, and much more.

The American Cancer Society also offers a Reach to Recovery program for newly diagnosed cancer patients. Patients can talk with other patients who can provide information and support.

The American Cancer Society’s call center is open 24/7, 365 days a year. Simply call 1.800.227.2345 or visit the institution’s website at