National Mammography Day

NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY

 

I always check what National Day it is, sometimes they are silly ones like National Cookie Day or National Milk Shake Day but today is much more serious.  It’s National Mammography Day and most everyone has been affected in some way with either themselves or a loved one that has had breast cancer.

National Mammography Day is observed on the third Friday in October each year as a part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. It can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. It can also be used if you have a lump or other sign of breast cancer. Screening mammography is the type of mammogram that checks you when you have no symptoms.

By having an annual mammogram, if there is a problem, it can be detected before outward signs show up. Early detection is the best defense. This day serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense is early detection. A mammogram can often detect a problem before there is any outward physical sign. Make sure you get your regular checkups.

Some important facts about Breast Cancer:

It is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.  Although not as common, men can get breast cancer also.

If breast cancer is found and treated early, there is a good survival rate. That’s why an annual mammogram is so important, it can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.

Cancer is such an ugly disease and I have a dear friend that has had breast cancer and it came back twice.  She is currently under going treatments again but has a positive attitude.  There’s no better time than now since it’s National Mammogram Day to check with your doctor and find out about getting yourself a mammogram!

For more information on mammograms and breast cancer, click these links:

MAMMOGRAMS

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

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Martha Demeo

I started my blog to review products. Since then it has evolved and now I teach people how to earn money online from the comfort of their home. Join the conversation. Leave a comment below.

8 Discussion to this post

  1. Your are right- there are national days for almost everything. At least this one wasn’t created by and for Hallmark to buy greeting cards. Thanks for raising the awareness. (I didn’t know this new moon was mammography awareness,too.)

  2. Martha says:

    I was thinking the same thing Roy, so many things are created with $$ in mind. Hoping my post can help even one person. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Great of you to help raise awareness!! May 1 in 8 become 1 in a billion or less. <3

  4. Martha says:

    Wouldn’t that be great to become 1 in a billion Jeanine! We can only hope that a cure and prevention for all cancers will soon be found.

  5. I used to run a card department in a bookstore decades ago, so Roy’s comment struck a chord with me. Back then we didn’t have the internet or bloggers yet, so we only celebrated the standard holidays.

    We are very fortunate there are ways to screen for cancer now before the symptoms appear, and it’s good you are spreading awareness of the importance of mammograms with your blog.

  6. Just had mine a couple of weeks ago. An important reminder! Thanks!

  7. Martha says:

    That’s so true Barbara, decades ago they never had as many “holidays” as we have now. I like to follow the National Days but I don’t go out and by cards for them although I know many do. I’m so thankful there are screenings for some of the cancers, I’d love to see the day when cancer is no more. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Martha says:

    Mine’s due in a few weeks Anne, I had a scare about 5 years ago, had to have a biopsy but thankfully it was just a benign cyst. Still was scary! Glad you are up to date on yours.

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