The Yearly Mammogram: Have You Had Yours?

Header - Post - StatisticsI had my yearly mammogram on Saturday morning.  It is hard to believe that a year has passed since I had my very first mammogram.  Although I had to submit to several follow up images last year, I received a good report when everything was all said and done.  Pink Ribbon 3National Women’s Health Week last month lit a fire under me to schedule some much needed health care appointments.  After my fifteen minutes of discomfort at the mammogram imaging machine, my six images were complete.  I got dressed and was back out of the door in no time.  Quick and (relatively) painless.

Have you had your yearly mammogram?  If you do not have health insurance, many hospitals and clinics offer free and low-cost mammograms to screen for breast cancer.  If you have health insurance, the Affordable Care Act allows you to have your yearly mammogram and other preventive services covered by your insurance plan.  We have no excuses.  Prevention is key.

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