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The Top 5 Reasons Women Put Off Getting a Mammogram and Why It’s Not OK

Aug 29, 2018

Today I had my annual mammogram and was reminded of the importance of practicing prevention.  I too, fell into the trap of not making this a priority. I was due earlier this year but never took the time to schedule it. After 2 letters from my primary care physician reminding me that my annual mammogram was due, I finally made the appointment. As a physician I know the importance of practicing prevention and preach this to everyone.

However, I fell into the trap of putting everything else first ahead of my own health. Never again. Today, I put a reminder in my phone for my annual screening next year and will not rely on a letter as a reminder to get this life saving test. After all, I am responsible for my own health, the CEO of my life and my own best advocate. The same goes for you.  

The article below was originally published 10/17/17 and now contains updated screening recommendations from ACS.

A screening mammogram not only can detect breast cancer...

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