National Mammography Day - 2021-10-15
What is National Mammography Day?
On October 19th, organizations from around the country will join together to raise awareness of the importance of early detection in breast cancer. This day serves as a reminder for women to get their boobs checked. Early detection often saves lives. A mammogram helps identify a problem before it is too late. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States according to the CDC. The CDC also reports that breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed among women. Breast screenings and breast exams are part of the early detection process. When you schedule an annual appointment with your doctor, make sure a breast exam is included. Tell your physician about any changes to your breasts. If you or your doctor notices any signs, the doctor can order tests including a sonogram or mammogram.
When is National Mammography Day?
National Mammography Day is observed annually on the third Friday of October, this year it falls on October 15th.
History of National Mammography Day
President Bill Clinton proclaimed this National Day in 1993.
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