Yes, the idea of a mammogram isn’t something most people get excited about, but we are excited about the idea of staying well and spending a long, healthy life with our loved ones. Mammograms are an easy, fast, and reliable way of doing just that.
Early Detection is Key
No one ever wants to find out they have breast cancer. It’s scary. But the earlier you know, the better chance you have to win the fight. If you are a woman aged 40 or over, the American Cancer Society recommends you get a mammogram every year. And by having an annual mammogram, changes in the tissue can be more easily spotted, even if those changes are normal.
No matter what your relationship status, your job, your race, or your age, you are not doing life alone. That applies to mammograms as well. Call or text your bestie and remind her to get her breasts examined. Empower her to keep you accountable as well. Find a place to make back-to-back appointments, then go grab lunch or get a manicure. Celebrate life together.
This October, Think Pink
When you think of the beautiful colors of fall, you probably imagine bright yellow mums or the flaming hues of the leaves, resplendent in oranges and reds. But this October, add pink to your favorite fall colors! Pink is everywhere, even in sports like football. If you’re watching a game on Sunday and see pink, make yourself a reminder to call Monday and schedule your mammogram. Or remind your wife, daughter, or significant other.
Mondays don’t have to be bad days. And mammograms don’t have to be scary. This twenty-minute test can save a life… and it may just be yours. If you don’t know where to go for a mammogram, contact your primary care physician. And if you’re concerned about cost or not having insurance, October is the time of year when free and discounted mammograms are most likely to be offered. Every life is worth it.
Your life is worth it.
This October, get a mammogram.
Support Through it All
Pretty in Pink Boutique is committed to supporting those with breast cancer and their loved ones throughout the entire journey. If you are looking for a compassionate ear that will listen or if you have questions, please reach out. We are committed to your well-being the whole way through and may be able to assist or provide resources to help you.
Please contact us via phone or email us and let us know how we can help. Call (615) 777-PINK.