Breast cancer awareness...
Saturday, August 05, 2017
I know breast cancer awareness month isn't until October, but I am sending out a reminder that early detection saves lives!!
As most of you know, I am a breast cancer survivor. I had "the girls" checked yesterday using the new 3D mammography technology. It can detect cancer better than the previous 2D mammographies, resulting in fewer call-backs. If you have very dense breast tissue, as I do, the 3D mammogram is your friend!! Most insurance companies cover the new 3D imaging, so if you have the option, go for it!!! Just FYI, "my girls" are fine. Hallelujah!!
If you have not had a mammogram in the last year, please schedule yours ASAP! Don't wait! I shudder to think what would have happened if I had waited any longer. A good friend of mine was diagnosed the end of May & after a left-side mastectomy, it looks like she is only going to have to do radiation & take estrogen-blocking medication. Early detection is the reason she will not have to do chemo.
Guys, you can get breast cancer, too. Do not ignore any issues you may be having in the pectoral area. Go get it checked out ASAP.