October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 01, 2013
Mammography plays a central role in the early detection of breast cancer.
When you think of Healthy Monadnock 2020, you may not think of breast care, but you should. Breast health, along with diet and exercise, should be an important part of any woman’s health care plan. Early detection is the best protection. Take charge of your breast health by following The American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines.
Age 40 and over- Every woman should get a mammogram and clinical breast exam yearly.
Age 20s and 30s- Clinical breast exam every 3 years.
Starting in 20s - Choose whether or how often to do a breast self exam. Consult your healthcare professional at the time of your clinical breast exam.
*Note: If you think you are at a higher risk for breast cancer, you can talk with your doctor about your risk factors and what options are right for you.
If you are 40 and over and have not had your annual mammogram, you can call Radiology at 354-5454, ext. 2351 to make your appointment today.
A mammogram could save your life!