Hamptons Health: Be Proactive get a Mammogram….How many of you have never had a Mammogram because you are afraid? How many think you don’t need one? How many of you just don’t’ make the time to make this important? BE BRAVE, this is important and it is my hope that I save one life today with this post.
Yesterday I was watching Good Morning America and when I heard Amy Robach say she had Breast Cancer and been putting off a mammogram, and then a couple of weeks ago Robin and the GMA family encouraged her to have the test so she got talked into it. Everyone is so busy and stretched especially when you are a mother working in a rapidly advancing career. It’s hard to find the time to take care of yourself. Amy is choosing to have a double Mastectomy a very aggressive form of treatment, she and her doctors feel this is the best treatment for her. BTW, Amy is only 40…Read my article on Young Women get breast cancer. http://hamptonsmouthpiece.com/young-women-can-and-do-get-breast-cancer/
You can read more about Amy’s story here: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/mastectomy-option-treating-breast-cancer-article-1.1513829#ixzz2kQLC6o00
I usually have a mammogram every year but I had put off the test this year simply because I was too busy to make the time to do something that could save my life. I immediately scheduled an appointment with my doctor for next week and I will be having my Mammogram with the next couple of weeks. My friends this test is not as scary as you think, it is uncomfortable but it is not painful. I have had mammograms since I was 30 because my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 40 and my doctor encouraged me to start 10 years early. As I approached closer to the age my mother was when she was diagnosed I began to get scared, but I faced my fear and continued to have this test every year. I am now 47, seven years past the age my mother was when she was diagnosed and each year I am a nervous wreck the night before the test and on pins and needles until I get the results, but this does not stop me from having the test. My friends this test could save your life, please make the time and urge your family members and your friends to do the same.
If you live in NYC check out the SCAN VAN…..A Mobile Mammography FREE Screening Mammograms for Eligible Women
FREE for uninsured women 40 and older, All insurance plans accepted. Co-payments and deductibles are waived
Here is the schedule of where this Van will be in Manhattan for the Month of November and December.Tuesday November 12, 2013 Starting At 8:00am Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic N.E.Corner W.57th &10 Ave 10019 Tuesday November 12, 2013 Starting At 1:30pm Callen – Lorde Health Center 356 West 18th Street 10011 Wednesday November 13, 2013 Starting At 8:30am Downtown Health Center 150 Essex Street 10002 Friday November 22, 2013 Starting At 8:00am Community League Of 159th Street Health Cen 1996 Amsterdam Avenue 10032 Monday November 25, 2013 Starting At 1:30am New Providence Health Clinic 225 East 45th Street 10017 Monday December 2, 2013 Starting At 9:00am Helen B. Atkinson Health Center 81 West 115th Street 10026 Tuesday December 10, 2013 Starting At 9:00am Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic N.E.Corner W.57th &10 Ave 10019 Tuesday December 10, 2013 Starting At 1:30pm Callen – Lorde Health Center 356 West 18th Street 10011 Monday December 16, 2013 Starting At 1:30am New Providence Health Clinic 225 East 45th Street 10017 Friday December 20, 2013 Starting At 8:00am Community League Of 159th Street Health Cen 1996 Amsterdam Avenue 10032 Friday December 20, 2013 Starting At 1:30pm Betances Health Center 280 Henry Street 10002 Hamptons Health: Be Proactive get a Mammogram, tell a friend, save a life…