This month is the month of pink – when much-needed attention is called to this life-threatening disease. Breast cancer awareness month is more than pink ribbons – events help to raise funds for research and draw awareness to this important cause, but is there more that you need to do?
Every woman should do self breast checks every month starting in young adulthood. The more familiar you are with your breasts, the more likely you will detect lumps or changes at an earlier stage.
As with all cancers, early detection is key to the best possible outcomes. The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms every year from age 45-54, but speak with your doctor if you would prefer to start screening at age 40. If you use Christie’s Firming Neck and Décolleté Treatment, just make sure not to wear it or any other creams or lotions on the day of your Mammogram. If you’re due for your annual Mammogram, schedule it now while it’s on your mind!
Go with a friend
It’s a great idea to schedule your Mammogram with a friend or sister. You will be able to remind each other to go each year and encourage each other to make that very important appointment! It’s also good to have support along if something needs looking into. Issues found on Mammograms are often benign, but it helps if you have a friend along to remind you of that. Grab lunch together and make it an annual event!