NFL Cheerleaders Go Pink For October

Click through the next 31 photos for breast cancer facts and tips to reduce your risk.
October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Click through the next 31 photos for breast cancer facts and tips to reduce your risk.
1 Know how your breasts look and feel. Breast cancer symptoms are not identical.
1 Know how your breasts look and feel. Breast cancer symptoms are not identical.
DENVER - OCTOBER 04: The Denver Broncos cheerleaders perform during a break in the action against the Dallas Cowboys during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Cowboys 17-10. The cheerleaders were clad in pink as part of the NFL's breast cancer awareness program "A Crucial Catch" (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2 All women 40 and older should have a yearly mammogram.
2 All women 40 and older should have a yearly mammogram.
of the Arizona Cardinals of the Houston Texans during the NFL game at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on October 11, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona.
3 Women under 40 with a family history of breast cancer should talk with their doctor.
3 Women under 40 with a family history of breast cancer should talk with their doctor.
of the New Orleans Saints of the Carolina Panthers at the Louisiana Superdome on October 3, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
4 Most women have more than one risk factor, but will never get breast cancer.
4 Most women have more than one risk factor, but will never get breast cancer.
TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 12: Cheerleader of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers carry pink pom poms to support breast cancer awareness during play against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on October 12, 2008 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
5 Older women are most at risk for breast cancer.
5 Older women are most at risk for breast cancer.
of the Indianapolis Colts during the NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
6  A personal history of breast or ovarian cancer is a risk factor for breast cancer.
6 A personal history of breast or ovarian cancer is a risk factor for breast cancer.
DENVER - OCTOBER 04: The Denver Broncos cheerleaders perform during a break in the action against the Dallas Cowboys during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Cowboys 17-10. The cheerleaders used pink poms as part of the NFL's breast cancer awareness program "A Crucial Catch" (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
7 Risk factor: a family history of breast, ovarian, or prostate cancer
7 Risk factor: a family history of breast, ovarian, or prostate cancer
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: Cheerleaders for the Baltimore Ravens cheer during the game against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Players wore pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Ravens defeated the Broncos 31-17. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
8 Risk factor: having high breast density in your mammagram
8 Risk factor: having high breast density in your mammagram
SEATTLE - OCTOBER 18: The Seagals of the Seattle Seahawks, dress in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month, cheer during the game against the Arizona Cardinals on October 18, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
9 Risk factor: a prior biopsy revealing atypical hyperplasia
9 Risk factor: a prior biopsy revealing atypical hyperplasia
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: Cheerleaders for the Baltimore Ravens cheer during the game against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Players wore pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Ravens defeated the Broncos 31-17. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
10 Risk Factor: starting menopause after age 55
10 Risk Factor: starting menopause after age 55
of the New Orleans Saints of the Carolina Panthers at the Louisiana Superdome on October 3, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
11 Risk Factor: being a woman who has never had children
11 Risk Factor: being a woman who has never had children
TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 12: Cheerleaders of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers carry pink pom poms to support breast cancer awareness during play against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on October 12, 2008 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
13 Risk Factor: exposure to radiation, or frequent x-rays as a youth
13 Risk Factor: exposure to radiation, or frequent x-rays as a youth
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: Cheerleaders for the Baltimore Ravens cheer during the game against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Players wore pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Ravens defeated the Broncos 31-17. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
14 Risk Factor: adult weight gain, or putting on pounds after menopause
14 Risk Factor: adult weight gain, or putting on pounds after menopause
TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 12: Cheerleaders of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers carry pink pom poms to support breast cancer awareness during play against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on October 12, 2008 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
15 Risk Factor: using postmenopausal estrogen (including progestin) hormone
15 Risk Factor: using postmenopausal estrogen (including progestin) hormone
DENVER - OCTOBER 04: The Denver Broncos cheerleaders perform during a break in the action against the Dallas Cowboys during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Cowboys 17-10. The cheerleaders were clad in pink as part of the NFL's breast cancer awareness program "A Crucial Catch" (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
16 Women between 20 and 39 should have a clinical breast exam every 3 years
16 Women between 20 and 39 should have a clinical breast exam every 3 years
TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 12: Cheerleaders of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers carry pink pom poms to support breast cancer awareness during play against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on October 12, 2008 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
17 Women 40 and over should have a yearly clinical breast exam
17 Women 40 and over should have a yearly clinical breast exam
of the Carolina Panthers at the Louisiana Superdome on October 3, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
18 Reduce your risk of breast cancer by maintaining a healthy weight
18 Reduce your risk of breast cancer by maintaining a healthy weight
TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 12: Cheerleaders of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers carry pink pom poms to support breast cancer awareness during play against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on October 12, 2008 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
19 Reduce your risk of breast cancer by exercising regularly
19 Reduce your risk of breast cancer by exercising regularly
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 21: A member of the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleading squad performs with pink pom-poms in support of the fight against breast cancer during the second half of the Eagles 19-16 loss to the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field October 21, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
20 Reduce your risk of breast cancer by limiting how much alcohol you drink
20 Reduce your risk of breast cancer by limiting how much alcohol you drink
DENVER - OCTOBER 04: The Denver Broncos cheerleaders perform during a break in the action against the Dallas Cowboys during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Cowboys 17-10. The cheerleaders were clad in pink as part of the NFL's breast cancer awareness program "A Crucial Catch" (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
21 Mothers who breast feed reduce their risk of getting breast cancer
21 Mothers who breast feed reduce their risk of getting breast cancer
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 21: The Philadelphia Eagles cheerleading squad performs with pink pom-poms in support of the fight against breast cancer during the second half of the Eagles 19-16 loss to the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field October 21, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
22 There are drugs than can reduce the chances of breast cancer in higher risk women
22 There are drugs than can reduce the chances of breast cancer in higher risk women
SAN DIEGO - OCTOBER 31: A San Diego Chargers Girl performs during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium on October 31, 2004 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Raiders 42-14. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** San Diego Chargers Girls
23 Eight out of every ten breast lumps are benign (not cancerous)
23 Eight out of every ten breast lumps are benign (not cancerous)
DENVER - OCTOBER 04: The Denver Broncos cheerleaders perform during a break in the action against the Dallas Cowboys during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Cowboys 17-10. The cheerleaders were clad in pink as part of the NFL's breast cancer awareness program "A Crucial Catch" (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
24 Risk Factor: Women under 35 who have used birth control pills for over 10 years
24 Risk Factor: Women under 35 who have used birth control pills for over 10 years
# of the Chicago Bears # of the Atlanta Falcons during the game at the Georgia Dome on October 12, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.
25 Do a monthly breast self-exam to look for lumps, dimpling and other changes
25 Do a monthly breast self-exam to look for lumps, dimpling and other changes
LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 4: Cheerleaders for the Washington Redskins perform with pink pompoms to showcase Breast Cancer Awareness month before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedExField on October 4, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins defeated the Buccaneers 16-13. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
26 Breast cancer is not contagious. It's uncontrolled cell growth in one person's body.
26 Breast cancer is not contagious. It's uncontrolled cell growth in one person's body.
XXXXXX of the Buffalo Bills XXXX of the Miami Dolphins at Dolphin Stadium on October 26, 2008 in Miami, Florida.
27 Even young women in their 20's can get breast cancer. Know the signs.
27 Even young women in their 20's can get breast cancer. Know the signs.
TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 12: Cheerleaders of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers carry pink pom poms to support breast cancer awareness during play against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on October 12, 2008 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
28 White women are more likely to get breast cancer than any other racial group
28 White women are more likely to get breast cancer than any other racial group
the Dallas Cowboys the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.
29 African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women
29 African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women
XXXX of the Buffalo Bills XXXXX of the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Bills 38-10.
30 Did you know? One out of every 100 cases of breast cancer occurs in a man.
30 Did you know? One out of every 100 cases of breast cancer occurs in a man.
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 21: A member of the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleading squad performs with pink pom-poms in support of the fight against breast cancer during the second half of the Eagles 19-16 loss to the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field October 21, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
31 Visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org for more information
31 Visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org for more information
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: Cheerleaders for the Baltimore Ravens stand during the national anthem before the game against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Players wore pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Ravens defeated the Broncos 31-17. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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