By Guest Blogger, Shawna Plate, Charlotte Radiology
I’m a mom, wife, employee, daughter, boo-boo fixer, tantrum tamer, friend… And the list goes on. I don’t have time for me and that’s okay – I love my busy life as a mom. I’m sure you smarty moms can relate.
I am the breast health outreach manager at Charlotte Radiology, and I hope this will be the push you need to put “get my mammogram” back at the top of your to-do list. Why? Because mammograms matter. They matter because you’re a mom, wife, daughter, boo-boo fixer, do-it-all, be-it-all WOMAN. And you and your health matter to the ones you love.
Despite the recent controversy over when to start annual mammography, the American Cancer Society and breast health experts across the world stand firm – 40 is the age to start an annual mammogram routine. It’s a 30 minute appointment that could save your life. Mammography is the only proven way to find breast cancer early and save lives from this disease – a disease you can’t just ignore or put off until you have time, because ladies, there’s never enough time. So, us moms need to MAKE time.
And don’t think you’re off the hook because you’re under 40. No ma’am. Smarty moms of all ages need to spread the word. This Mother’s Day, tell all the moms in your life that mammograms matter.
1 in 8 women is affected by breast cancer, and 75% of those women have no family history. There’s no reason to wait – visit beatcancerCR.com today to schedule your mammogram and send a reminder e-card to a loved one, or call to schedule at 704.367.2232.
If you’re still scared to get a mammogram, click here to read all about Jen P’s EASY BREEZY experience at the Morrocroft Charlotte Radiology Breast Center!
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