• Have You Had Your Mammogram?

    October is Breast Cancer Month and as such is an easy way to remind women to have their annual mammogram. Some prefer to schedule in their birthday month, or have some other way of remembering. What ever your choice, please be sure to schedule it and remind the other women in your life to have one as well. The National Breast Cancer Foundation offers an abundance of information and resources such as educational materials about monthly self examination and how to find sources for those who need financial assistance with mammography. image: http://pinkforoctober.org/badges.html


    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All of the pink ribbons are meant to remind women everywhere to get a mammogram, and to learn and practice regular self-exams of their breasts. Getting to know your own body gives you the best advantage of finding an abnormality early. Early detection is a huge factor in the successful treatment of any cancer but especially breast cancer. Remind your patients that not all lumps are cancerous. If they find one, don’t panic, schedule an appointment and check it out to be sure. As nurses we need to set the example by doing. Schedule your mammogram today! Or remind your wife and other loved…