Top reasons you should get a mammogram

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and if you are between the ages of 50 and 74 and haven’t had a mammogram in the past two years, it’s time you set up your appointment. Here are some reasons why you should get a mammogram:

  • A lump can’t always be felt. Mammograms can catch a lump up to two years before it can be felt.
  • The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the outcome.
  • It is the best form of early detection.
  • It doesn’t take much time. On average, a mammogram takes 20 minutes.
  • You don’t want to become a statistic. Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of death among women.
  • You will be a role model. If you have a mammogram, women around you will start thinking about getting one.
  • It’s safe.
  • It can save your life.

Achieve the most accurate test results; on the day of your mammogram, do not wear:

  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Perfume
  • Jewelry
  • Powder

Learn more about breast cancer and mammograms.