Thursday, October 1, 2009

Save YOUR tatas!!!

Today marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Have you had yours screened lately???

Here is the Early Breast Cancer Detection Plan:

  • Beginning at age 20: Performing breast self-exams and looking for any signs of change.

  • Age 20 to 39: Scheduling clinical breast exams every three years.

  • By the age of 40: Having a baseline mammogram and annual clinical breast exams.

  • Ages 40 to 49: Having a mammogram every one to two years depending on previous findings.

  • Ages 50 and older: Having a mammogram every year.
All Ages:

  • Recording personal exams, mammograms and doctors' appointments on a calendar or in a detailed file.

  • Maintaining a healthy weight, following a low-fat diet, getting regular exercise, quitting smoking, and reducing alcohol consumption.

For more information visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation's site!!!

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