Millions of women not getting mammograms

2:40 PM, Jul 8, 2010   |    comments
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A new cancer survey by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) shows not enough women are getting annual mammograms. According to the CDC findings, there are seven million women in the United States, between the ages of 50 - 74, who have not had a recent mammogram to check for breast cancer.

Annual mammograms are a key part of our Buddy Check 11 program.  If you are over age forty and haven't had a mammogram this year, call a healthcare provider today and schedule one. If you don't have insurance, or are underinsured, check out Minnesota's Sage program. It may help you get the care you need.

On the eleventh of each month, Buddy Check 11 Day, Health Fair 11 reminds you to do a breast self-exam to check for lumps or thickenings in your breasts. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, contact a medical professional. Also today, call your Buddy and remind her or him to also do a self-exam. (Be sure to ask about their last mammogram, too.) 

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