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.
A 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.