Have you seen more pink lately? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Canada and the US, and though we’re already half way through, there’s still time to schedule your mammogram. The Canadian Cancer Society recommends women from 50-69 years old and are of “average risk” to get a mammogram every two years. While most women are of average risk, the risk of developing breast cancer tends to increase with age.
Be in the know: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has found no link between silicone breast implants and breast cancer.
If you have breast implants, don’t forget to inform your technician performing your mammogram and physician performing your clinical breast examination about them prior to your checkup. They’ll have to take into account their presence and check breast tissue all around the implant, which may make your checkup longer.This entry was posted on Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 7:55 am and is filed under General Health. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.