The Month’s Almost Over But the Fight Isn’t Won (YET)!
Halloween is coming… which means National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is nearing it’s end! You know what’s not over (yet)? The fight against breast cancer! And there are some things we all can do…
- If you didn’t make it in for your annual screening mammogram on National Mammography Day, why not take care of yourself today? Find a clinic with walk-in appointments and immediate results to reduce stress and wait times.
- If you DID make it in for your annual screening exam, shout it from the rooftops! Use it as an opportunity to tell your loved ones that now is the time they can make a difference in their own course of health.
- Use your social media channels: Tweet it, Facebook it, tag it: #BCAM.
- Offer to take a nervous friend in for their exam. Remind them that it’s only 10 seconds of compression. Hold their hands, give them hugs or just take them out for a treat afterwards!
Remember, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 69 seconds – but early detection saves lives! Screenings can make all the difference, starting with YOU.
Originally published 10/22/14 on mammographykc.com.