I call it 'Necessary' because we women are all at risk of developing breast cancer...some at higher risk then others. After the age of 40 the risk increases dramatically. I have tried to do the self-examinations but after having a breast reduction in 1998 I have so much scar tissue that I would not be able to discern one lumpy spot from another. I am amazed that the mammogram can see through all of that, but apparently it can.
|This is me in my gown waiting to go in.|
|See the texture? It LOOKS like it would be soft.|
Three days after getting my Mammogram, my doctor called to let me know that everything looked just fine in the images! I guess the peace of mind is worth it. It is not as bad as getting a Pap Smear, that's for sure! And now I don't have to worry about and dread doing it again -until my next Annual Mammogram appointment next November. Mammograms are a Necessary Evil, that really isn't as evil as it sounds. One of my dear friends would not be with us today if it had not been for a Mammogram that detected a cancerous lump in her breast. Thank you Mercy Regional Breast Care Center!
Have you had a Mammogram before? Do you get them Annually? I would love to hear your thoughts...