It's October and that means: Pink. Breast Cancer Awareness has become just as memorable in October as Halloween. And now, even amid the COVID19 pandemic, we remind you to schedule your annual mammogram.
"Finding breast cancer early and getting high-quality cancer treatment are the most important strategies to prevent deaths from breast cancer. Getting regular screening tests is a critically important part of finding breast cancer early," said Dr. Laura Makaroff, Senior Vice President, Prevention and Early Detection for the American Cancer Society.
Many women get an annual mammogram for breast cancer screening. However, leading organizations that issue screening guidelines recommend that average risk women ages 55 and older can be screened every two years. Women 55 or older who had a normal mammogram within the last year could choose to have their next mammogram up to 24 months after your last one. The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation encourages you to work with your physician and make your appointment for cancer screenings.