I’m not a marathoner (anyone who knows me knows I wouldn’t raise much money running). But, I can click away like nobody’s business. Join me in a little finger exercise by clicking at the The Breast Cancer Site. Because corporate sponsors and advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammograms in exchange for advertising, each click brings the site closer to providing a free mammogram to an underprivileged woman.
The Breast Cancer site has funded free mammograms for more than 16,000 women in need since they began in 2000. Here’s the web site! Click Here to Give.
There are some really exciting things emerging for women’s health that include digital (more comfortable) mammograms and genetic testing to help understand how your family’s history might impact your risk for breast cancer. I promise, I’m walking my talk, I even scheduled my long-overdue annual exam this week. From the Susan G. Komen for the Cure:
Susan G. Koman for the Cure recommends a 3-step approach to breast cancer screening that includes, depending upon a woman’s age, a combination of mammography, clinical breast exams and breast self-exams.
- Mammograms every year starting at age 40.
- Clinical breast exams by a health care provider at least every 3 years starting at age 20, and every year after 40.
- Breast self-exams every month starting by age 20.
Women under 40 with a family history of breast cancer or other concerns should talk with a health care provider. Screening tests may be needed more often and/or started earlier. As part of a total approach to breast health, it is also important that women become familiar with their own bodies, play an active role in their own health and develop a close partnership with their health care providers.
The look on my web site is kind of obnoxious, isn’t it. Well, it’s just for a month. For more information about breast cancer detection, click here – You can’t get me, I know where you are. And, I promise, I’ll put my nursing hat aside and give you some pix from the terrific projects we made at Scrapbook Fever yesterday during World Card Making Day. Stay tuned.