National Mammography Day

 

Observed annually on the third Friday in October as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this day is a reminder to all women that the best defense is early detection. A mammogram can often detect a problem before there is any outward physical sign.

 

Friday, October 18, 2019, is National Mammography Day. We are celebrating by holding a “pink day” in order to raise money and awareness. All day, we will be wearing pink shirts, tops, and accessories and encourage everyone to join us! Our Radiology department will be accepting $2 or more donations to support breast cancer awareness. All proceeds will go to the Janell LaCombe Fund.

 

Newer 3D mammograms provide a more detailed picture of the breast tissue, leading to more precise detection of abnormalities.

 

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014. Since its beginnings, it has been focused on educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health by practicing regular self-breast exams to identify any changes, scheduling regular visits and annual mammograms with their healthcare provider, adhering to prescribed treatment, and knowing the facts about recurrence.



On this day, or throughout the month, women are encouraged to make a mammography appointment. Come and talk to our Radiology department and see why our services are unparalleled.