As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Friday, October 17th, is National Mammography Day. Ladies, this is a great day to take charge of your own health to schedule a routine mammogram screening. Early detection is your best chance of beating and surviving the terrible disease.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women with as many as one in eight being diagnosed with the cancer in their lifetime. You most likely know a family member, friend or colleague who has suffered from the disease. Not only is it the most common cancer in women, it is also the second leading cause of death among women in the United States after lung cancer. Over 220,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and more than 40,000 of those women will die from the disease. They are staggering statistics which should give you an extra incentive to get your boobs checked, ladies!
This month is the perfect time to support and take part in breast cancer awareness and fund raising events while getting yourself checked in the process.
Why not get a few girlfriends together and make a day of it at the Centennial Medical Center? The day kicks off with a delicious continental breakfast at 7:30am followed by fun activities based around a range of women related health topics. Afterwards get all the facts about breast cancer and screen technologies while enjoying a tasty free lunch. Find more about the event here. Friendly tip: Wear a pink ribbon to the event and receive a prize!
The Centennial Medical Center will also extend their hours during October for mammogram screenings every Thursday night from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. They will be making the process much more comfortable for you by offering light snacks and a relaxing chair massage!
Get dressed up and celebrate with TCU Frogs on October 29th at the Bass Performance Hall by attending the Sing for the Cure Gala and help raise money to combat breast cancer.
For those of you who are 40+ and uninsured don’t let that stop you from having a mammogram. The Moncrief Cancer Resources provide mammograms at no cost through their mobile unit which travels throughout the Tarrant County. This service means there is really no excuses to getting checked. For more information head here.
If you are hosting a breast cancer event with some friends this month, why not organize a mobile unit to come to your party and provide breast screenings. It’s a great way to ensure you are looking after yourself , your closest girlfriends and you don’t have to travel anywhere! Check out the Texas Health Wellness for Life program or The Rose for more information.
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Finally, if you find the whole process of getting an annual mammogram a little daunting, why not make the process a whole lot better by attending a relaxing Monday Night Mammo at the Methodist Dallas. Here you will be able to indulge your senses with aromatherapy, enjoy some light snacks and a relaxing massage. The five-star treatment will make the screening much more pleasant. For October dates and details head here.
The earlier breast cancer is detected, the better the chance of a cure. Get together with your girlfriend’s this month, help raise money to fight the disease and get your boobs checked as part of National Mammography Day!