This month we have been following the stories of several women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We have heard, watched and have been inspired by their struggles and triumphs. This past week we even hosted a webinar talking about the genetic risk factors of breast cancer and who should be tested. If you didn't get a chance to register for this webinar don't worry! We will be rehosting it again on the 28th of this month. You may register for this FREE webinar here.
This week we wanted to focus on one way that you can use technology to help keep you on top of your breast screening exams. It's a great app for women and it includes some great eye candy! Our advice? Pass this app on to a woman in your life who could use a "man reminder"! We found this quite amusing and encourage you to share this with your friends to spread the word that breast self exams are important. Know your body!
Did you miss the early stories this month? Don't worry it's not too late!
If you have not yet scheduled your mammogram for this year and you are over 40 or have a high risk of breast cancer and under 40 please schedule your appointment for evaluation and mammogram order here.
ARE YOU AT RISK?
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Women with the following characteristics have been found to have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.
- Increasing age (especially older than 55)
- Genetic factors (think about your family history)
- Personal history of benign breast disease
- Previous chest irradiation
- Lifestyle factors (diet & amount of exercise along with weight along with other factors)
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment about what you can do to lower your risk factors for breast cancer please schedule here.