In case you didn’t know…
this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
According to the CDC, Breast cancer screening means checking a woman’s breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease. Three main tests are used to screen the breasts for cancer. Talk to your doctor about which tests are right for you, and when you should have them.
- Mammogram. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Mammograms are the best method to detect breast cancer early when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. If you are age 50 to 74 years, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are age 40–49 years, talk to your doctor about when and how often you should have a screening mammogram.
- Clinical breast exam. A clinical breast exam is an examination by a doctor or nurse, who uses his or her hands to feel for lumps or other changes.
- Breast self-exam. A breast self-exam is when you check your own breasts for lumps, changes in size or shape of the breast, or any other changes in the breasts or underarm (armpit).
Which tests to choose: Having a clinical breast exam or a breast self-exam have not been found to decrease risk of dying from breast cancer. Keep in mind that, at this time, the best way to find breast cancer is with a mammogram. If you choose to have clinical breast exams and to perform breast self-exams, be sure you also get regular mammograms.
Where Can I Go to Get Screened?
Most likely, you can get screened for breast cancer at a clinic, hospital, or doctor’s office. If you want to be screened for breast cancer, call your doctor’s office. They can help you schedule an appointment. Most health insurance companies pay for the cost of breast cancer screening tests.
Are you worried about the cost? The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) offers free or low-cost mammograms and education about breast cancer. To find out if you qualify, call your local program.
Remind a woman you care about to get a mammogram with CDC’s Mammograms Save Lives electronic greeting card.
Welcome to Monday Mayhem- the best place to be on the slowest day of the week.
Today we are celebrating the five best pieces of advice. For each prompt, give your best advice. Be sure to have fun and visit the other participants.
1. Someone playing this meme has music playing on their site and it is disrupting what you have playing on your computer while you play this wonderful meme. What’s your best advice to people who auto-play music on their site?
Please don’t do it. Here are 5 good reasons why:
1. Some of us may already be listening to something else on our computer.
2. Not everyone shares your music taste.
3. We may be wanting to sit in silence because a child is sleeping or just want it quite.
4. Music playing is a good way to get busted if your are sneaking in some surfing at work.
5. It slows down the load time and makes people irritated.
2. What is your best advice to someone thinking about getting married?
3. What’s your best advice for someone wanting to purchase a new phone?
Shop around online. There are tons of unlocked phones out there.
4. What’s your best advice to offer to the younger generation?
Listen to your mother.
5. What’s your best advice for anyone wanting to buy a car?
Nothing depreciates faster than a car….
6.What’s the best advice to give to everyone?
You should be playing Monday Mayhem!!!!!
Thanks for playing and have a great day!