Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021
As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’ve got a few fun things planned in honor of this important month!
But first, let’s talk about a few important facts about why Breast Cancer Awareness is such an important matter.
In the United States, breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women. Idaho continues to have one of the lowest mammogram usage rates in the United States, which makes events like this even more important for encouraging local women to schedule annual screenings as soon as possible.
In addition, breast self-exams save thousands of lives each year, and regular screenings—a combination of mammograms, clinical breast exams, and self-exams—can help catch cancer earlier, when it’s easier to treat.
If you’re 40 or older and haven’t yet scheduled a screening, make a point to do it this month! And encourage your friends to do the same! Your choice to do so may just save a life.
With all this said, it’s time to schedule your mammogram! Because breast cancer screenings are key to early detection, Teton Valley Health has provided Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for screenings, utilizing the most advanced leading 3D mammography technology.
Life is precious. Protect yours by scheduling your screening appointment today at Teton Valley Health, where everyone matters! Call (208) 354-6323 to make your appointment.