Moms, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, listen up! We all want to be a part of our children's lives as long as possible, right? That said, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're tackling a serious subject: breast cancer.
Did you know that one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer? That's one woman every three minutes. That's a pretty scary statistic. But, there are ways you can protect yourself with early detection.
The Breast Care Center at USA Children's and Women's Hospital is a busy place. The folks there work with women every day -- doing mammograms, ultrasounds and whatever is needed. Technology has made big strides when it comes to mammograms. Everything now is digital.
Vice-Chair of the hospital's Radiology Departmeht, Dr. Suzy Figarola, explains "the resolution is so much better. We can see so much detail, and we can manipulate the images multiple ways to see tiny calcifications, masses or imperfections in the breast that we need to see."
Digital also means faster results. In fact, at the Breast Care Center, you get your results when you are there. Dr. Figarola recommends women get a base-line mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40. And, then all women should get mammograms yearly starting at the age of 40. Now, if you are high-risk, you should talk to you doctor because you may need to start getting mammograms earlier and more frequently. But, early detection is key when it comes to breast cancer. Also, make sure you do self-exams. You know your body the best -- and, you will notice if something changes.
And, if you are worried about paying for a mammogram, there is an organization you can contact. It's called the Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. You can call them at 877-252-3324 or you can check out their website here . And, if you would like more information on breast cancer, mammograms or self-exams, click here .
CAR SEAT SAFETY DAY
Also in October, we are hosting another Car Seat Safety Day here at the Fox 10 Studios (1501 Satchel Paige Drive). It's a FREE event. Licensed Car Seat Inspectors will be here on Monday, October 29th to check your car seats, and fix any problems they may find. This is an event that truly could save your child's life. We hope to see you here on October 29th!
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