Friday, October 16, 2009

National Mammography Day

Today is National Mammography Day. This day was set for the third Friday of each October by former President Bill Clinton in 1993. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer that affects women. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 40,000 women will die from breast cancer in 2009. That's a huge number, especially since it can be treated if caught early enough. Women over 40 should have a mammogram done every year. The ACS site has detailed information on what a mammogram is and how it's done. For more information on breast cancer in general, click here. These links have lots of information.

Thank you to my friend, Anita for bringing this day to my attention. I'm due for a mammogram myself. I was really nervous when I had it done for the first time, but it wasn't as bad as I expected. The photograph above courtesy of Free Stock Photos.


  1. Happy boob squishing day to all my home girls!

  2. Something I've never done,but since I'll be 40 next spring,I guess I'll find out how it feels to have your ta ta's flattened like a pancake.I know it's important though.


  3. I've been having mine done for the past 12 years! Not the most fun I can choose to have in a day, but I do it for ME. One year, I even did it on my birthday! I had the full female treatment... mammo, pap, then went for a mani and pedi. :D


  4. I'm due as well. Thanks for the reminder Rena!


  5. I have never had one either but they are recommended yearly once you hit 40 here... and that is (gulp) next year for me!