A friend recently told me she had a recent scare during her last mammogram. What she thought was going to be a routine mammogram check taking around half an hour, turned into 3 hours! They had discovered some anomalies showing in her x-rays and proceeded to an ultra sound for a more detailed test. My friend was obviously taken aback and spent a few days worrying about the results which fortunately came back clear.
This prompted me to make the appointment for my mammogram which for some reason I had neglected to do. Having a mother who died from breast cancer, I have been diligent in having annual check ups. However, it is easy to become blasé and just forget about going for this very important screening.
According to the Cancer Council NSW Breast cancer is the third most common cancer in Australia and most common in Women, although did you know Men can develop this type of cancer as well. Although uncommon, would you know the symptoms and would you feel too embarrassed to do anything about it? This article Breast Cancer in Men is worthwhile reading to learn more about what you need to do.
This Mammogram Fact Sheet, from the National Cancer Institute is very comprehensive and includes everything you need to know about Mammograms. I urge you to read this as it is very informative.
I made my appointment for as soon as possible and fortunately I have another year with the ‘all clear’.
When was the last time you had a mammogram?
Do you have a family history?
Why not make an appointment today?
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