October is breast cancer awareness month, and my message is get your mammograms! Mammograms are important and are the most effective tool we have for early detection of breast cancer. Breast cancer affects 1 in 7 women in the US, and is the second most common cancer in women. Mammograms save lives!
My sister hates her mammogram and dreads this every year. She hates the process, the sterility and the invasiveness of it. Fortunately, her insurance raises her premium if she does not get it. For those of you who are in similar situations and just really don't like your mammogram for whatever reason, here are some tips to make it more enjoyable:
Although the world may be crazy right now, remember your own health!