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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

October 5, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Case Counts* in Kendall County

Total Cases in Residents: 2182

New Cases**: 22

Total Cases of Residents In-Recovery:  1678

Total Deaths:  26

*Case Counts are provisional as of 4:00 pm on 10.05.2020 and subject to change.

**New cases are included in total case number.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that breast cancer can affect women under the age of 45?  11% of all cases of breast cancer in the U.S. are reported in women under 45 years of age.  Learning what factors increase your chance of getting breast cancer is an important first step in assessing your risk.

Early onset of breast cancer is:

  • More likely to be hereditary than breast cancer in older women.
  • More likely to be found at a later stage, and is often more aggressive and difficult to treat.
  • Often coupled with unique issues, including concerns about body image, fertility, finances, and feelings of isolation.

To help lower your risk of breast cancer:

  • Keep a healthy weight & exercise regularly
  • Don’t drink or limit alcohol consumption
  • Breastfeed your babies, if possible
  • If you are taking, or have been told to take, hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives (birth control pills), ask your doctor about the risks and find out if it is right for you
  • If you have a family history of breast cancer or inherited changes in your BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, talk to your doctor about other ways to lower your risk

Take action by learning about:

  • Your family history of cancer
  • Genetic counseling & testing
  • Healthy lifestyle

For more information on COVID-19, please visit our Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 information page. 

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