Hamptons Health: Be Proactive get a Mammogram

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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.SHH_BREAST_MstrSmall_72dpi

Friends who live in the Hamptons  The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at the Southampton hospital offers a range of services, click on link for more information. 

https://www.southamptonhospital.org/services/breast-center/default.aspx

If you live in NYC check out the SCAN VAN…..A Mobile Mammography FREE Screening Mammograms for Eligible Women

MANHATTAN SCHEDULE

 FREE for uninsured women 40 and older,    All insurance plans accepted.  Co-payments and deductibles are waived

Fran Van NY

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…
 
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