October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of the impact of breast cancer and the importance of screening. Breast cancer screening can catch breast cancer early – when it is easier to treat and sometimes before it is even big enough to feel. You can get screened for breast cancer through a mammogram, an X-ray image of the breasts. Watauga Surgical Group’s, Dr. Anne-Corinne Beaver, recommends mammograms beginning at the age of 40. Early detection is critical.
Annual mammograms can save your life – Start or resume regular breast cancer screening today. Talk to your doctor about when you should start and how often you should have a mammogram.
Find guidance and screening resources for you or a loved one at apprhs.org/mammogram/.