Support is sometimes the best way to prevent cancer, especially if a loved one is hesitant about getting a mammogram.
Breast cancer is easier than ever to be detected with technology advances like 3D mammography. This helps radiologists identify and diagnose irregularities.
So what do you do when your loved one doesn’t want a mammogram?
- Make it a day date. Attend the mammogram with her and treat her to lunch, pedicures and a movie. Coffee is a great idea too.
- Ease her anxiety. Show her this story on what to expect…
- Tell her you love her. And, that you want her around for a very long time.
- Explain why mammograms are so important.
- Share with her what is normal. It is common to find hair and bumps around the areola – these are Montgomery glands. It is even common to have uneven breasts, different size and colored areolas, as well as stretch marks. However, ulcerations, nipple discharge, swelling, dimpling and redness is not normal.
Mammograms can mean the difference between having a lumpectomy and a mastectomy, needing chemotherapy or not and needing radiation or no radiation.
Breast cancer can metastasize through the breast to the lymph nodes and other parts of the human body. It is important to take action once cancer is detected to prevent metastasization and in some cases, ultimately death. Screening is the best way to identify early breast cancer. And when breast cancer is found early, there are more treatment options available.
Mammograms don’t have to be scary, especially with a great chain of support. Remember to support your loved one and remind them how beneficial mammograms are.
Schedule your 3D mammogram direct: (701) 952-5348.