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NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY – Third Friday in October

NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY – Third Friday in October

NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY

Every year on the third Friday in October, National Mammography Day joins in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This day serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense is early detection. A mammogram can often detect a problem before there is any outward physical sign. 

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States according to the CDC. The CDC statistics also report that breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed among women. Screenings and breast exams are a part of the early detection process. 

When you schedule an annual appointment with your physician, make sure a breast exam is completed, too. Tell your doctor about any changes. If you or your doctor notices any signs, the doctor can order tests, including a sonogram or mammogram.

Finally, a preventative mammogram is the last line of defense. Today’s mammograms offer more vivid detail of the breast tissue. Baseline mammograms are provided around the age of 35 unless family history indicates sooner. The baseline mammogram provides a comparison view for your physician should something develop later down the line. Women age 40 and over are recommended to receive yearly preventative mammograms.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalMammographyDay

Visit with your doctor and set up a mammogram and use #NationalMammographyDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY HISTORY

President Bill Clinton proclaimed this National Day in 1993.

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DATES
18 October 2019
16 October 2020
15 October 2021
21 October 2022
20 October 2023
18 October 2024
17 October 2025
16 October 2026
15 October 2027
20 October 2028
19 October 2029

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