Health & Wellness

When Was Your Last Mammogram?

May 19, 2015

mammogram testingA 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?

 

Let’s Keep Sizzling!

 

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12 Comments

  • Reply Marilyn May 20, 2015 at 09:34

    Thanks Sue. My last mammogram was 9 ours ago! Last year they found a ump the size of a grape but upon ultrasound it couldn’t be found. With my mom’s sister passing from breast cancer, my own sister having cysts, and now my scare I get checked every 6 months. Better safe than sorry. My daughter in law has two friends that passed away from cancer and both were in their 20’s. Please, get your mammograms!!

    • Reply sue May 20, 2015 at 09:52

      Oh Marilyn it is scary when that happens. That happened to me and until you know for sure it is hard not to worry. I can’t believe how the younger ones are suffering it seems to have increased. Thanks for your comments and sharing.

  • Reply theartinpartyplanning May 21, 2015 at 05:34

    So important! Thanks for the reminder!

    • Reply sue May 21, 2015 at 11:24

      They certainly are! Thanks for your comment

  • Reply Kathleen May 22, 2015 at 17:46

    A very good reminder for us all thanks Sue. My doctor says that you don’t have to have mammograms after you reach 75 years old as it is then very rare to get. So we all have that to look forward to.
    Take the advice peoples and don’t put it off any longer.
    Kathleen
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    • Reply sue May 24, 2015 at 06:42

      Yes we can’t be too careful and there is so much more available in information and testing these days which wasn’t around when my Mum had it. Thanks for your comment.

  • Reply Debbie Rodrigues May 23, 2015 at 02:28

    I will probably start doing it now that I reached the mark of 40. And my gynecologist already did the checking on a regular basis since the diagnosis on my mom. One is never too safe.
    Important tip, Sue!
    #FridayBlogBooster

    • Reply sue May 24, 2015 at 06:45

      Yes Debbie it is important and sometimes we just forget so need reminding. Thanks for your comment

  • Reply Sandy Sandmeyer May 25, 2015 at 10:34

    Sue, I make sure that I get my mammogram annually. It’s great because every end of October, my employer had a special event for women to have their mammogram and their DEXA scan. It’s a great reminder for me to keep on track with it. Thanks for sharing your post at #AnythingGoes!

  • Reply Joanne T Ferguson May 31, 2015 at 16:50

    Thanks for highlighting as is on my list to do!
    Thanks for sharing with the Say G’day Party! Pinned! Look forward to seeing you next week!

    • Reply sue May 31, 2015 at 18:31

      Thanks Joanne – it is something we know we should do but get too caught up in the daily grind of life. See you next week!

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