Big Dave and Chelsie are participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 13, 2013, at Yeatman’s Cove and want you to be a part of their team, Bosom Buddies! Plus, if you’re one of the first 300 team members, you’ll receive a free team t-shirt!
Then, after the event, join us for the special after-party at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill!
Special thanks to Eddie Lane’s Diamond Showroom and Planet Fitness.
The American Cancer Society estimates that close to 300,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, but with early detection, the chance of survival greatly increases. Having routine screenings (or mammograms) and performing regular self-exams can aid in early detection, before symptoms begin to show.
In fact, most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save many thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if even more women and their health care providers took advantage of these tests.
Here are some guidelines the American Cancer Society has laid out for how often women should screen for breast cancer:
- Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.
- Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a regular health exam by a health professional at least every three years.
- Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s. Women should be told about the benefits and limitations of BSE and should report any breast changes to their health professional right away.
- Women at high risk (greater than 20 percent lifetime risk) should get an MRI and a mammogram every year. Women at moderately increased risk (15 to 20 percent lifetime risk) should talk with their doctors about the benefits and limitations of adding MRI screening to their yearly mammogram. Yearly MRI screening is not recommended for women whose lifetime risk of breast cancer is less than 15 percent.
For information on how the American Cancer Society can help you or loved ones get the support they need, click here.