Monday, October 23, 2006

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Rather late in the month, but October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (in the US)

My friends and I go once every 2 years (Val, Debbie & I) for mammograms. Val works at the hospital so she gets the clinic to schedule us together and we go on a Friday and then have a girls lunch together! We just made our appointments today so I want to remind everyone how important it is to go have a mammogram. As it is NBCA Month the clinics may have special pricing or even free screening if you don't have health insurance. It's certainly worth a call to find out - if not, most clinics have a special time during the year where your first mammogram is free or greatly reduced.

Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Friends - our female circle never ends.


Annette said...

Hi Wanda! Lovely blog and a very timely message for all women. One word of advice though...please don't rely on mammograms alone. Check your breasts. Not wanting to be a downer or scare anyone but my tumour that can only be described as *freaking huge* was completely invisible on both mammogram and ultrasound. So check, check and check again.