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What’s your excuse?

There’s no better time than Breast Cancer Awareness Month to stop putting off your annual mammogram.

There are many reasons why you might be avoiding or delaying your mammogram – you forget to make your appointment, you don’t have insurance, hospitals make you nervous, you’re afraid that it will hurt or to hear the results.

Stop making excuses! Since it is October, now is the time to schedule your annual mammogram. And be sure to ask for a 3D mammogram!

3D mammography is an exciting advancement in breast cancer screening shown in clinical studies to be more accurate than conventional 2D mammography. It shows breast tissue in thin layers, helping doctors dismiss falsely suspicious areas and find breast cancer earlier.1, 2

So ask your doctor for a 3D mammogram. And encourage your friends to do the same. Because early detection is still your best protection and there’s no excuse for that.

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  • 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in her lifetime.3
  • When detected early, the chances of beating breast cancer is nearly 100%.3

Getting an annual mammogram beginning at age 40 is one of the best things you can do to protect yourself against breast cancer.

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1 A 3D mammogram may be used as a screening tool in conjunction with a traditional mammogram, or may be used by itself for a diagnostic mammogram.
2 Data on file.
3 American Cancer Society

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