Early detection is your best defence when it comes to breast cancer, as is proper nutrition and regular exercise.
With 1 in 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer, starting your regular mammograms at the age of 40 is crucial. If breast cancer is in your family, meaning a grandmother, mother or sister, it is possible your doctor may require regular mammograms be started at an earlier age.
The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. Although the highest rates seem to be between 50 and 60 years of age, we are becoming aware that the age is getting as young as women in their 20’s!
Armed with that information it is imperative that we take control of the things in our health we are able to, such as proper screening. It is possible there may be up to a 4-6 month wait so pick up the phone and book your mammogram today!
In Nova Scotia call the Centralized Mammography Booking at 473-3960(local) or 1-800-565-0548. You can also visit http://www.breastscreening.ns.ca for more information.
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