Ladies, the time has come again to observe National Mammogram Day! October is widely known as Breast Cancer Awareness month. However, did you know in 1993, President Bill Clinton proclaimed every third Friday of October as National Mammography Day? This day is designated as a reminder that the best defense is early detection. Getting a mammogram can often help detect a problem in its early stages. Which has saved so many lives.
- Women ages 40-44 should start annual breast cancer screening mammograms, if they wish
- Women age 45-54 should get mammograms every year
- Women 55 and older should get mammograms every 2 years, but yearly if desired
- Screenings should continue as long as a woman is good health, and expected to live 10 years or longer
- All Women should be familiar with the known benefits , limitations, and potential harms linked to breast cancer screenings
Some women depending on their family history, genetics or other factors, may be screened with MRIs along with a mammogram. Talk with your healthcare provider about your personal risks for breast cancer and together create a screening plan for you.
Always remember to be HAPPY AND HEALTHY! & Get those boobs checked!!!!!