“The only person who can save you is you: that was going to be the thing
that informed the rest of my life.” – Sheryl Crow
The American Cancer Society estimates that this year alone, about 231,840 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed and about 40,290 women will die from the disease. A breast cancer diagnosis can be frightening for so many reasons but for some women, the fear of finding out whether or not they have breast cancer keeps them from getting one of the most important tests a woman can take against the battle of breast cancer. At Pink Ribbon Story Foundation (PRSF) we are firm believers in being proactive for your health and highly encourage each and every woman to take part in breast cancer screenings, specifically mammograms.
Mammograms serve as the breast’s biggest defender in helping to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages; they save many lives. If you’ve ever had a mammogram then you are familiar in how it uses x-ray pictures to determine if there are any cancerous tumors in the breast tissue that may not be visible to the eye. For many women however, mammograms have not yet become an integral part of their yearly examinations and may even be unsure if they are necessary for them. To help clear up some common misconceptions, we’ve put together a myth vs. fact introduction to mammograms:
Here at PRSF we are privileged to have an amazing group of breast cancer ambassadors that share their stories with all women, regardless of their connection to breast cancer. We want to help bring awareness that beating breast cancer isn’t something that has to be alone; it’s a team effort (friends, family and doctors) that takes all of us doing our part during seemingly difficult times. To learn more about Pink Ribbon Story Foundation, our ambassadors, and the latest breast cancer survivor news, connect with PRSF on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.