Be proud when you get a mammogram, and share

Are you “in compliance?” If you’re 40 or older, have you had a mammogram in the last year? That’s awesome, really. This is not just another test – it’s an important way to take care of yourself – both for you and those you love.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the Unites States other than skin cancer. This year, according to the American Cancer Society, there will be 63,000 new cases of carcinoma in situ, a non-invasive, early form of breast cancer. There will be 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer.

Getting a mammogram yearly is important for a couple of reasons. Most obviously, it increases the likelihood that if a cancer is growing, it will be discovered early, when treatment is more effective. Additionally, coming in annually helps your radiologist monitor your breast health over time. With this history on record, a radiologist can more easily identify changes that might indicate that something is wrong.

And yet, thousands of women neglect this simple exam, even though it could save their lives.

At ella health, we’re dedicated to providing you with the best possible mammography experience. This includes making you as comfortable as possible, treating you with the respect you deserve and offering you the latest technology available, the Tomosynthesis System that takes 3D images along with the traditional 2D images.

When you get a mammogram, we encourage you to share so that you can inspire others to do the same. Many are holding off for a variety of reasons. They’re scared. They’re busy. They don’t think it’s important, or they don’t think they’re important. You know all the objections, and you’ve overcome them. You’re in the best position to help others get over their hurdles and take care of themselves.

Some people Tweet, some put it on Facebook, some just prefer to have a private conversation with their closest friends. Regardless, don’t hesitate. Someone needs to hear from you.

This is a discussion we’re looking to foster. Join us on Twitter @ellahealth and Facebook to share your story and learn more about women’s health issues.

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