Women know they should take care of their health, but so many of us avoid getting a mammogram like the plague. Research shows only about half of American women get an annual mammography to detect breast cancer starting at age 40. It doesn't help that some experts are saying you don't need an annual mammogram until you're fifty. It's great when you can find excuses to not do what you really don't feel like doing.
You know what bothers me? All the women I know who have been diagnosed with breast cancer were younger than 50. Half of them weren't even 40 but detected a lump while self-examining their breasts. Others have had false positives, but none of them regret finding out what was going on with their bodies. Close to 40,000 women will lose their battle with breast cancer this year in the US alone and I cannot help but wonder how many were diagnosed too late.
Early detection is key for the best outcome possible. You also need to evaluate your risk factors and discuss with your doctorRead More »from Why You Need to Woman Up and Get Your Mammogram